Performance Report Tool(PeRT)

Performance Report Tool (PeRT)

PeRT software facilitates the generation of the AAC Performance Report from AAC language samples automatically collected using the Language Activity Monitor (LAM) data format. The AAC Performance Report includes seventeen quantitative summary measures of communication performance. Appendices include LAM data, utterances, word lists, and a text version of the report. This allows the monitoring of performance over time for setting therapy goals and objectives and measuring outcomes. With the AAC Performance Report, therapy can be far more effective and higher communication performance can be achieved. The AAC Performance Report supports AAC evidence-based practice.

The report is a set of 17 quantitative summary measures of communication performance using AAC. It can be used for various purposes in the AAC intervention process:

1) To guide the assessment process,

2) To enhance the funding request,

3) To guide and monitor AAC therapy, and

4) To measure outcomes.

The AAC Performance Report is based on language samples collected automatically using language activity monitoring (LAM). LAM and other logfile recording functions are free features included in modern high performance AAC systems available from various AAC manufacturers. U-LAM (Universal Language Activity Monitoring) is software that allows a PC to act as a language activity monitor for use with older AAC systems that do not include LAM.

The following is an example of the LAM record of the AAC system events leading up to a single utterance:

“It’s faster than spelling everything out which is what I used to do “

16:26:05 SEM “It’s ”
16:26:08 SEM “faster ”
16:26:14 SEM “than ”
16:26:41 SPE “sp”
16:26:42 SPE “e”
16:26:45 SPE “l”
16:26:45 SPE “l”
16:26:46 SPE “i”
16:26:47 SPE “n”
16:26:48 SPE “g”
16:26:49 SPE ” ”
16:26:58 SEM “everything ”
16:27:02 SEM “out ”
16:27:05 SEM “which ”
16:27:08 SEM “is ”
16:27:11 SEM “what ”
16:27:14 SEM “I ”
16:27:19 SEM “used ”
16:27:22 SEM “to do “

 

A sample of a PerT report (Click the picture to see the details)

PeRT repot 1

PerT 2

References

Hill, K. and Romich, B. (2000). AAC core vocabulary analysis: tools for clinical use. Proceedings of the 2000 RESNA Conference. pp. 67-69. RESNA Press. Arlington, VA.

Romich, B. and Hill, K. (2000). AAC communication rate measurement: tools and methods for clinical use. Proceedings of the 2000 RESNA Conference. pp. 58-60. RESNA Press. Arlington, VA.

Romich, B., Hill, K. and Spaeth, D. (2000). AAC selection rate measurement: tools and methods for clinical use. Proceedings of the 2000 RESNA Conference. pp. 61-63. RESNA Press. Arlington, VA.

Hill, K. J. & Romich, B. A. (2001). A language activity monitor for supporting AAC evidence-based clinical practice. Assistive Technology, 13, 12-22.

Hill, K. and Romich, B. (2001). A summary measure clinical report for characterizing AAC performance. Proceedings of the 2001 RESNA Conference. pp. 55-57. RESNA Press. Arlington, VA.

Hill, K., Romich, B., and Thiel, J. (2001). Operational procedures for preparing logfiles for communication rate analysis. Proceedings of the 2001 RESNA Conference. pp. 58-60. RESNA Press. Arlington, VA.

Romich, B., Hill, K. and Spaeth, D. (2001). AAC selection rate measurement: a method for clinical use based on spelling. Proceedings of the 2001 RESNA Conference. pp. 52-54. RESNA Press. Arlington, VA.

Hill, K. and Romich, B. (2002). A rate index for augmentative and alternative communication. International Journal of Speech Technology. Vol. 5. pp. 57-64.

Hill, K. and Romich, B. (2002). The AAC rate index in clinical practice. Proceedings of the 2002 RESNA Conference. pp. 81-83. RESNA Press. Arlington, VA.

Romich, B., Hill, K., Seagull, A., Ahmad, N., Strecker, J., Gotla, K. (2003). AAC Performance report tool. In Proceedings of the RESNA 2001 annual conference [CD-ROM]. Atlanta, GA: RESNA Press.

 

*Further reading about Core Vocabulary and the AAC Performance Report

** Training course of the PerT is coming soon~~

 

 




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