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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Content Development


Content for ASHA's Practice Portal is developed through a comprehensive process that includes multiple rounds of subject matter expert input and review. ASHA extends its gratitude to the following subject matter experts who were involved in the development of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication page.

  • Meher H. Banajee, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Vicki K. Clarke, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Marlene R. Cummings, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Debora A. Downey, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Kathryn D. Drager, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Nicole L. Dupré, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Christopher Gibbons, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Ovetta L. Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Celeste R. Helling, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Jane K. Quarles, MS, CCC-SLP

In addition, ASHA thanks the members of the Steering Committee and Working Groups of the Special Interest Group on Augmentative and Alternative Communication whose work was foundational to the development of this content. Members were Stephen Calculator (chair, document revisions committee, 2001), Doreen Blischak, Amy Finch, Tracy Kovach, Lyle Lloyd, Susan McCloskey, Anne McGann, Cassie Sementelli, Ralf Schlosser, and Rose Sevcik. Alex Johnson, 2000-2002 vice president for professional practices in speech-language pathology, and Celia Hooper, 2003-2005 served as monitoring vice presidents. Michelle Ferketic, Roseanne Clausen, and Susan Karr (ex officios) provided additional support.

Citing Practice Portal Pages

The recommended citation for this Practice Portal page is:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (n.d.). Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Practice Portal). Retrieved month, day, year, from

Content Disclaimer: The Practice Portal, ASHA policy documents, and guidelines contain information for use in all settings; however, members must consider all applicable local, state and federal requirements when applying the information in their specific work setting.