The authors used semi structured interviews and a focus group to find out how people who use AAC felt about communication with primary health care staff e.g. GPs. They found that AAC users felt it was easier to communicate with doctors who were specialists or who had known them for a long time than with those who were less familiar with AAC systems.
They concluded that everyone involved in these consultations needed to take time to prepare and that there is a need for on-going communication training for doctors throughout their careers.
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