Funding Research for Treatments and a Cure

Use of Enhanced Natural Gestures and Angelman Syndrome
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Stephen Calculator University of New Hampshire
1999

Use of Enhanced Natural Gestures and Angelman Syndrome

$10,581 

Individuals with AS are quite animated in their attempts at communication and can be pro-social even though they have severe speech impairment. Although fluent sign language is beyond the motor and cognitive abilities of those with AS, there is an important type of gesturing communication that occurs by more simplistic physical signals that are less complicated than formal sign language. The purpose of this funded project was to gain information about how to use, and build upon, the natural gesturing capabilities of those with AS.