Augmentative and Alternative Communication Impact on Families: Trends and Future Directions

@article{Parette1996AugmentativeAA,
  title={Augmentative and Alternative Communication Impact on Families: Trends and Future Directions},
  author={Howard P. Jr. Parette and Dianne H. Angelo},
  journal={The Journal of Special Education},
  year={1996},
  volume={30},
  pages={77 - 98}
}
Family issues must be considered prior to the prescription of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for children with disabilities. A review of the literature is provided regarding three emerging trends related to AAC impact, including the prescription of appropriate AAC devices, implementation of AAC across multiple contexts, and maintenance of AAC use and anticipation of transition needs. The review suggests that failure to consider family issues may contribute to increased family… Expand
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