Search ASHA Publications About Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
The ASHA Leader and ASHA online journals are excellent sources of materials to supplement your curriculum.
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Selected Online Leader articles about AAC:
Assistive Technology for Cognition
Cognitive aids increase the independent functioning of individuals with processing deficits by supporting the completion of functional activities in natural settings. These aids also can reduce caregiver burden and stress by helping individuals with cognitive impairment function more independently.
Traumatic Brain Injury and AAC: Supporting Communication Through Recovery
Augmentative and alternative communication methods are a crucial component of assessment and intervention for adults with severe traumatic brain injury.
AAC Strategies and Tools for Persons With Dementia
The basic goal of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is to help persons with communication impairments increase their participation in desired activities and create opportunities for social interaction through various modes of communication. Many non-electronic or low-tech communication approaches have been used successfully to support social interaction of persons with dementia.
Last Words, Last Connections
Speech-language pathologists can play an important role in supporting children with communication needs who are facing end of life.
Mission in Mexico Helps Children Use AAC
The author chronicles a volunteer service trip to help abandoned children with disabilities communicate using augmentative and alternative communication.
Research on an augmentative and alternative communication device is transforming electrical brain activity into communication.
International Perspectives on AAC: South Africa â€¢ Ireland â€¢ Israel
Authors from nations on three continents-South Africa, Ireland, and Israel-provide their perspectives on AAC strategies used to help children in a wide range of cultures.
Access to Justice
An SLP's guide to helping persons with complex communication needs voice their case in the legal arena.
A Partnership for Communication
The author shares his personal journey through amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and proposes a model for the role of the SLP.
Communication Partner Interventions for Children Who Use AAC
Clinicians need to implement communication partner interventions to develop emergent literacy skills in children who use AAC through storybook reading.
Evidence-Based Practice in AAC
Ten points to consider when implementing evidence-based practice in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
AAC in the Schools Moving Students Along a Communication Continuum
The concept of assistive technology for communication had never been adapted to the school setting with its distinctive needs.