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

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support,
adult
acquired
complex
needs

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

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Jeff's experiences after leaving school

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leaving
school

Born in 1980, Jeff used a communication aid for most of his school life. He was very proficient, and used it in all the lessons.  Jeff also used his aid in social settings, clubs and day centres, and was even one of the stars in a film made by a large disability charity, to raise awareness of the life changing benefits of AAC.

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Bill's experiences after a stroke

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following
 
a
stroke

Bill and Marge had been a hectic pair, keeping everyone on their toes especially their grandkids. Bill woke up one morning and found that he couldn’t get out of bed and that Marge seemed to be speaking a different language (or at least that was how he remembers it). Bill had had a stroke.

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AAC adults severe aphasia (summary)

AAC,
adults
severe
acquired
condition

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


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Jim with locked-in syndrome, using eye gaze

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gaze

My husband had a stroke 2 years ago. It left him with something called Locked-In Syndrome. Before the stroke he was outgoing and busy now he seems pretty miserable. He uses his eyes to tell me lots of things.

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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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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

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An acquired condition affecting children and adults.

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