Current Issues in Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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These SIG 12 Perspectives articles provide information on current issues associated
with visual processing of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) displays
for people with traumatic brain injury, assessment of the expressive language abilities of
Spanish-speaking children who rely on AAC, and culturally sensitive approaches to
aided language modeling. Readers will be more adept at designing effective AAC
displays for adults with traumatic brain injury and at providing AAC services to children
from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds.
will be able to:
- explain how adults with traumatic brain injury attend to and visually process
- describe methods used to assess the expressive language of Spanishspeaking children who use aided AAC
- discuss the effects of aided modeling on language expression of children
from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your
in This Course
- Analysis of Attention, Processing, and Visual Search in Adults With Traumatic Brain
Injury: A Preliminary Study by Jessica Salley Riccardi, Amber Thiessen, and Jessica
Brown, published in SIG 12, Volume 7, Issue 3,
June 13, 2022
- The Protocol for the Analysis of Aided Language Samples in Spanish: A Tutorial by
Gloria Soto, published in SIG 12, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 14, 2022
- The Effectiveness of Aided AAC Modeling for Belizean Children: A Case Study by Kris L.
Brock and Erlett Thomas, published in SIG 12, Volume 6, Issue 5, October 20, 2021