This study aimed to expand the current understanding of how persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (pALS) use augmentative and alternative communication and social media to address their communication needs.
The successful inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms requires a new emphasis on collaboration between teachers.
Jessica Caron and Janice Light report the results of an online focus group that was used to investigate the experiences of nine individuals with cerebral palsy who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and social media.
This research examined the design factors identified as priorities by SLPs when creating AAC displays for young children.
“The access to mobile technology and AAC applications does not guarantee communication competence. Team members need to work effectively with families to maximize outcomes. “
This editorial utilizes “the framework proposed by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to illustrate the need to re-think AAC intervention to improve outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs, and to foster a new generation of intervention research that will provide a solid foundation for improved services.”