Family-Centered Implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems in Early Intervention Children who experience delays in spoken language could benefit from the use of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. With changing attitudes toward AAC use and increased access to AAC modes, it is essential that professionals are prepared to serve families of children in early intervention in regards to ... Article
Article  |   December 15, 2016
Family-Centered Implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems in Early Intervention
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Courtney Anne Wright
    Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Emily Dayle Quinn
    Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / Part 4
Article   |   December 15, 2016
Family-Centered Implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems in Early Intervention
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 168-174. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG1.168
History: Received June 3, 2016 , Revised September 8, 2016 , Accepted September 20, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 168-174. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG1.168
History: Received June 3, 2016; Revised September 8, 2016; Accepted September 20, 2016

Children who experience delays in spoken language could benefit from the use of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system. With changing attitudes toward AAC use and increased access to AAC modes, it is essential that professionals are prepared to serve families of children in early intervention in regards to AAC. This article will review family-centered practices and how they can be utilized throughout the process of AAC assessment, selection, training, and intervention.

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