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An AAC personnel framework: Adults with acquired complex communication needs

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TitleAn AAC personnel framework: Adults with acquired complex communication needs
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractA personnel framework designed to support people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) because of acquired medical conditions and those who assist them is described. The roles of AAC finders, general practice clinicians, AAC intervention specialists, AAC facilitators, and AAC experts are summarized. These roles are described in detail for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brainstem impairment, and severe chronic aphasia. The personnel preparation needs for each of these support personnel groups are identified.
AuthorsBeukelman, D. R., Fager S. K., and Ball L. J.
Year of Publication2008
PublicationAugmentative And Alternative Communication
Volume24
Issue3
Pages255-267
ISBN0743-4618
Publisher DOIhttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07434610802388477
Keywords (MeSH)adult, brain diseases, communication, communication aids for disabled, communication disorders
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