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Can People with Aphasia use High-tech AAC?

Session 
4.3b
Clinical
  • Tracy Phillips
Summary

High-tech AAC is often seen as a logical communication strategy for people with aphasia. However, many clients who demonstrate good potential to use AAC in a clinical setting fail to use strategies or equipment provided for functional communication.

The issues surrounding this will be discussed and some of the evidence base for AAC use by people with a aphasia will be reviewed.

Some methods of intervention will be suggested that aim to make AAC input for this client group as effective as possible.

Level of Session 
2
Age Group 
Adult
Interest 
Special