Part 1 Summary and Convention Update The purpose of my column is to introduce the affiliates to Part 1 of Special Interest Group (SIG) 12's 2017 issue of Perspectives, as well as to inform them about the exciting Special Interest Group (SIG) 12-related activities at ASHA Convention 2017 in Los Angeles. Part 1 was composed ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   October 23, 2017
Part 1 Summary and Convention Update
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Coordinator's Column   |   October 23, 2017
Part 1 Summary and Convention Update
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 37-38. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG12.37
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, October 2017, Vol. 2, 37-38. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG12.37
The purpose of my column is to introduce the affiliates to Part 1 of Special Interest Group (SIG) 12's 2017 issue of Perspectives, as well as to inform them about the exciting Special Interest Group (SIG) 12-related activities at ASHA Convention 2017 in Los Angeles.
Part 1 was composed of three articles. Solomon-Rice, Soto, and Heidenreich discussed the use of presupposition on the part of the child using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device. Comparison of two conditions of presupposition of topic knowledge in communication partners was used to determine the effect of pragmatics on use of morphology and syntax. The authors ended the article by providing suggestions for assessing and providing intervention to children who use AAC systems. Next, Wallace and Diehl discussed the use of the Multimodal Communication Program (MCP) in intervention with adults who use AAC. The authors discussed the need to consider the effects of cognition and the need to make appropriate modifications during intervention. In the third article of Part 1, Jessica Gormley gave us a great perspective on the effects of poverty on providing intervention. Interventionists need to consider the use of low-tech systems and make appropriate modifications to systems while considering culture and socioeconomic status of the person using AAC. Gormley provided case examples of AAC services within areas of poverty in Haiti and the United States to highlight and demonstrate the functional application of the use of low-tech systems, the use of best practices in AAC, and socio-economic considerations of the family's access to resources and services.
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