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Acceptance of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology by Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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TitleAcceptance of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Technology by Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractA review of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by 50 persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was completed over the course of 4 years. Ninety six percent of the participants in this study accepted AAC technology, either immediately (90%) or after some delay (6%), and only 4% (n=2) rejected AAC technology. None of the participants discontinued use of their AAC technology. Reasons for acceptance decisions were discussed in interviews with study participants and the results are presented.
AuthorsBall, L. J., Beukelman D. R., and Pattee G. L.
Year of Publication2004
PublicationAugmentative & Alternative Communication
Volume20
Issue2
Pages113-122
ISSN0743-4618 (print) 1477-3848 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0743461042000216596
Keywords (MeSH)adult, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, communication aids for disabled, technology
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