Enhancing AAC for Adults
Enhancing AAC for Adults
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People with severe communication disorders often benefit from the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). As technology has advanced and people have become more comfortable using a wide variety of programs, patient expectations about how AAC systems look and feel have also increased. In addition, programs and tools that are used daily, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide alternative communication options for people who have difficulty with face-to-face interactions. This journal self-study explores preferences about topics and types of visual supports as well as information about how people who use AAC can expand their communication using social media. Clinicians working with adults who use AAC can apply this information to improve decisions about methods and types of communication supports and maximize patient success.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different types of visual supports used in AAC systems
  • explain why traditional AAC vocabulary selection techniques may not meet the needs of adult AAC users
  • describe the topics that adult AAC users prefer to be able to discuss
  • explain AAC use in people with ALS and how social media use may benefit them

What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Continuing Education

7/1/2020 to 6/30/2022

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB2940
Client Age: Adults
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English

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