An Investigation into the Effectiveness of an Arabic AAC Solution for Minimally Verbal Children with Autism
Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of “Kalami” on facilitating communication, helping on developing language, and supporting positive behaviour of children with Autism in Arabic speaking families in the Middle East countries.
Methods: Ten children with minimally or non-verbal children with autism are participating in this investigation. Quantitative data collected through the application itself. Qualitative data is collected from families using weekly reporting schedule and parent survey.
Results: This is an ongoing investigation, which is expected to be complete in March 2016. Results will be published upon completion
Conclusions: The results from this study are expected to highlight the potential benefits and the challenges and barriers to bringing an Arabic AAC solution to families and their children