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accessing assistive technology and communication equipment: there is a vast array of AAC equipment which mirrors the individual needs of people who may use AAC and to determine the right specification for an individual they should have a specialised assessment which considers a number of equipment options

AAC and severe ID (short summary)

AAC
 
and
severe
intellectual
disability

Five teenagers with severe intellectual disability and communication impairment had taken part in traditional speech and language therapy for five years with little effect. After the introduction of communication boards by multidisciplinary teams, the teenagers improved their communication, daily living skills and socialization.


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AAC and severe ID (summary)

AAC
 
and
severe
intellectual
disability

What was the purpose of the study? The authors of this study reported their experience of introducing AAC to five adolescents with severe intellectual disability and communication impairment.

Why was the paper written? The authors wrote this paper because past research suggests that providing AAC to people with intellectual disability can increase their communication opportunities and ability to participate in society.

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AAC and ICF: A good fit to emphasize outcomes

AAC and ICF: A good fit to emphasize outcomes, Fried-Oken, M., and Granlund M. , AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Mar, Volume 28, Issue 1, p.1-2, (2012)
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The right communication aid?

which
communication aid?

Deciding on the right communication aid

There are many things to think about here and it is important to get some specialist help to make the decision.

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weblinks - assessment centres

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The following is a list of specialist AAC assessment centres across the UK.

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access and equipment

access
 
&
AAC

hardware, software and access methods for aided communication, plus methods of unaided communication

The experiences of adults with complex communication needs who volunteer

The experiences of adults with complex communication needs who volunteer, Trembath, D., Balandin S., Togher L., and Stancliffe R. J. , Disability and Rehabilitation: An International, Multidisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 11, p.885-898, (2010)
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