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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

Mobile Technology: Benefits and Challenges (summary)

Mobile
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Benefits
 
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Challenges

Background Recent rapid developments in mobile and tablet technology have had great effects on the lives of many people with complex communication needs. There has been an increase in specialised apps to support communication which run on these often smaller and cheaper mainstream devices. These offer many benefits but also some disadvantages for users of AAC.

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Communication, disability, and the ICF-CY

Communication, disability, and the ICF-CY, Simeonsson, R. J., Bjorck-Akesson E., and Lollar D. J. , AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Mar, Volume 28, Issue 1, p.3-10, (2012)
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Assessing AAC preferences developmental disabilities-review (short summary)

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learning disability

This review aimed to determine whether participants with developmental disabilities preferred certain types of AAC. The review included seven studies with twelve participants. Eight of these participants preferred speech generating devices, and four preferred picture exchange systems, though this result must be interpreted with caution due to the very small size of the studies. Incorporating individual preferences into an AAC intervention could improve the control that individuals with developmental disabilities have over their decisions and lives.

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The right communication aid?

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communication
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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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