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AAC personnel framework - adult acquired complex communication needs (summary)

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This research examined the framework of support for people who rely on AAC because of acquired medical conditions.

What did they look at?

The research looked at the roles of AAC finders, general practice clinicians, AAC intervention specialists, AAC facilitators, and AAC experts. The requirements of the roles are described in detail for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brainstem impairment, and severe chronic aphasia.

Questions of further interest 

Why was the framework developed?

Which staff groups were targeted in the framework?

What training needs were identified?

What does this mean for service delivery?

What are the implications for research and development?


December 2012

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