02 2019 - Speech therapists join the research

From Eindhoven, three speech therapist who are ‘best at class’ are (self-)selected for the research efforts. Their research will centre around three crucial questions, that will support us in iterating the current version of the Signs Language to a more optimal form. The questions are:

  • What top 100 sentences are wanting to be said (without words or conversation) by autistics.
  • Upon which 80 language constructs (sentence snippets) do these sentencings depend?
  • Which movements can be suggested for the gestural language ingrained in Signs as a communication system?

Each researcher will answer this query on one of three different areas: parents-autistic communication, best friend – autistic communication, and teacher/coach/counselor – autistic communication.

Renkse Pertijs - Neurodiversity Foundation Charlotte Albertini - Neurodiversity Foundation Esti van Raak - neurodiversity foundation