SIG 12 Perspectives Vol. 23, No. 2, April 2014
This issue of Perspectives focuses primarily on AAC assessments from a variety of perspectives, ranging from assessment for apps to assessing language development in people who use AAC. The selection of papers provides the readers with information on analysis of AAC assessment in school-age children, application of assessment strategies to evaluation of language development of individuals using AAC, the role of an occupational therapist in the AAC assessment process, and the assessment of AAC within long-term acute care medical facilities.
You will be able to:
- discuss critical issues related to language sample collection and analysis as applied to children and adults who use AAC devices
- evaluate the DATE assessment plan
- identify inherent challenges in the provision of AAC assessment services for children with physical disabilities, and describe components that an SLP may consider in approaching this type of AAC assessment within a holistic framework
- identify a framework to describe the continuum of expressive communication behaviors
- describe why individuals in LTACH settings may require AAC
- identify five critical features of mobile technology and dedicated speech-generating devices to consider during the AAC assessment process
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