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acquired condition is a disease or condition/characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth; common adult-acquired conditions include stroke/CVA, brain injury, brain tumour, MND, MS, Parkinson's disease and Huntington’s disease: see also congenital condition

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.

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AAC adults severe aphasia (summary)

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This article reviews literature specific to the use of AAC with adults who have severe aphasia.


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AAC adults acquired neurological conditions (summary)

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This article is about people who have grown up with typical speech and language skills. They have lost those skills for a number of reasons, as detailed below. 


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AAC for adults with acquired neurological conditions: a review

AAC for adults with acquired neurological conditions: a review, Beukelman, D. R., Fager S. K., Ball L. J., and Deitz A. , Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Volume 23, Issue 3, p.230-242, (2007)
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spinal injury

diagnosed

An acquired condition affecting children and adults.

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Parkinson's disease (PD)

diagnosed

An acquired condition, usually affecting adults over the age of 50.

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multiple sclerosis (MS)

diagnosed

An acquired condition, usually affecting adults.

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locked-in syndrome

diagnosed

A rare, acquired neurological condition, resulting in complete inability to speak or move.

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