“When I First Got It, I Wanted to Throw It Off a Cliff”: The Challenges and Benefits of Learning AAC Technologies as Described by Adults who use AAC

@article{Rackensperger2005WhenIF,
  title={“When I First Got It, I Wanted to Throw It Off a Cliff”: The Challenges and Benefits of Learning AAC Technologies as Described by Adults who use AAC},
  author={Tracy Rackensperger and Carole Krezman and D. McNaughton and M. Williams and Karen D'Silva},
  journal={Augmentative and Alternative Communication},
  year={2005},
  volume={21},
  pages={165 - 186}
}
  • Tracy Rackensperger, Carole Krezman, +2 authors Karen D'Silva
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Seven individuals (aged 21 – 41 years) with cerebral palsy and who used speech generating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices participated in a focus group discussion on the benefits and challenges of learning AAC technologies. The focus group was conducted on the Internet over a 9-week period. Five major themes emerged from the discussion: (a) selection of an AAC device; (b) knowledge and skills needed to use AAC technologies; (c) instruction and practice activities; (d… CONTINUE READING
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