Related Links for Professionals About Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Practice Management | Professional Development | Special Interest Groups | Other Web Resources
- Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics sets forth the fundamental principles and rules considered essential to the practice of audiology and SLP and for preserving the integrity of the profession.
- Issues in Ethics Statements
Issues in Ethics Statements provide analysis and guidance on a variety of ethical issues that may be relevant to curriculum planning on this topic.
- Ethics Index Page
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Maintenance of Certification
See how to meet the continuing education requirements for maintaining the Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC-A and CCC-SLP).
Special Interest Groups
Connect with your professional community! Special Interest Groups give speech-language pathologists the opportunity to explore similar interests and share expertise in focused areas of practice and/or research.
Special Interest Groups related to AAC:
Special Interest Groups related to personnel preparation:
Other Web Resources
- AAC-RERC Free Instructional Resources for Faculty in Higher Education
- The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies
- Augmentative & Alternative Communication Centers, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Site provides information, AAC glossary, academic resources and intervention resources.
- United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
USSAAC addresses the needs of persons who are either severely speech impaired or unable to speak.
- International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
ISAAC is an organization devoted to advancing the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
- Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement (RERC)
National project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). The mission is to advance and promote AAC technologies and support the individuals who use, manufacture, and recommend them.
- Augmentative Communication Inc.
In addition to selling some interesting AAC newsletters, texts and products, this informative site also has a lot of practical information related to the implementation of AAC.
- AAC Institute
Information on evidence-based practice (EBP) and AAC is available through this site, which also includes links to several journal articles and conference presentations by Dr. Katya Hill on the topic. The site also features some interesting tools (e.g., the Single Switch Performance Test) and a wealth of information about language activity monitoring (LAM) as a way to collect data on the use of speech generating devices.
- Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)
This comprehensive, searchable site has an exhaustive list of AAC devices and descriptions of their key components.
- Project Participate
A collection of simple strategies to increase the active participation of students with disabilities in school programs, especially through the appropriate uses of technology in the classroom for families, educators, administrators and therapists.
- Augmented Communicators On-line Users Group (ACOLUG)
The pre-eminent electronic discussion list of, by, and for persons who are AAC users. Join ACOLUG and hear the "voices" of AAC users, their family members and providers on topics ranging from day-to-day concerns (e.g., managing personal assistants, finding a job) to specific concerns regarding the implementation of their communication technology.
- Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT)
The QIAT Consortium is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of identifying, disseminating, and implementing a set of widely-applicable Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services in School Settings.
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