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Real-Life Challenges in Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication by Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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TitleReal-Life Challenges in Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication by Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractGiven the linguistic and cognitive demands of communication, adult Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users with acquired communication disorders may have difficulty using AAC systems consistently and effectively in “real-life” situations. The process of recommending AAC systems and strategies is an area of exploration, where clinicians need to treat each client as a unique individual. Speech-language pathologists are required to analyze speech, language, cognition, sensory, and motor skills of the client when attempting to choose appropriate AAC systems. Various challenges during the AAC implementation process may range from funding sources, time commitment, training, and device acquisition to effective use of the device in day-to-day situations. The AAC management strategies are discussed in light of functional and multimodal communications. Also, the perspectives of AAC user regarding environment, communication partners, social communication status, and quality of life are addressed, along with a brief case report highlighting challenges and successes with AAC systems.
AuthorsRay, J.
Year of Publication2015
PublicationCommunication Disorders Quarterly
Volume36
Issue3
Pages187-192
ISSN1525-77401 (print) 1538-4837 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://cdq.sagepub.com/content/36/3/187
Keywords (MeSH)adult, communication aids for disabled, quality of life, speech-language pathology
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