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AAC for adults with acquired neurological conditions: a review

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TitleAAC for adults with acquired neurological conditions: a review
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractThe purpose of this review is to describe the state of the science of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders. Recent advances in AAC for six groups of people with degenerative and chronic acquired neurological conditions are detailed. Specifically, the topics of recent AAC technological advances, acceptance, use, limitations, and future needs of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), brainstem impairment, severe, chronic aphasia and apraxia of speech, primary progressive aphasia (PPA), and dementia are discussed.
AuthorsBeukelman, D. R., Fager S. K., Ball L. J., and Deitz A.
Year of Publication2007
PublicationAugmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume23
Issue3
Pages230-242
ISSN0743-4618 (print), 1477-3848 (electronic)
Publisher DOIhttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07434610701553668
Keywords (MeSH)adult, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aphasia, brain injuries, communication aids for disabled, dementia, rehabilitation
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