This article reviews pertinent policies, information, and materials that assist speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to support effective communication between health care providers and communication vulnerable patients.
This article describes augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)-based techniques for obtaining feedback from this population, and presents results from administration of a modified questionnaire to 12 individuals with SSPI after trials with a BCI spelling system.
Results suggest that apps with fewer programming steps may reduce operational demands and better support professionals to (a) respond to the child’s input, (b) use just-in-time programming during interactions, (c) provide access to more vocabulary, and (d) increase participation.
While much has been learned in the past 30 years, there is a special need for reports of interventions with older individuals with complex communication needs as a result of acquired disabilities, and for information on effective interventions for the communication partners of persons with complex communication needs.
The purpose of this paper is to describe the use of photographic images as a basis for developing communication supports for people with chronic aphasia secondary to sudden-onset events due to cerebrovascular accidents (strokes).
This review discusses the benefits of AAC for individuals with ALS, primary progressive aphasia, or Alzheimer’s disease.
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This paper emphasizes the need to take a more holistic view of communication intervention and highlights the following key principles to guide AAC intervention and research (download available)
Jessica Caron and Janice Light report the results of an online focus group that was used to investigate the experiences of nine individuals with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and social media.
Betts Peters and Melanie Fried-Oken partnered to create an informative “For Your Information…” guide, which provides an introduction to brain-computer interface technology, and was published in cooperation with the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association