augmentative and alternative communication

Communication supports for children and adults with complex communication needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

The article describes how to prepare in advance for someone with complex communication needs, how to support understanding of COVID-19 for those who may have difficulty understanding complex communication, ways to support expressive communications for someone who cannot rely on speech, and suggestions for healthcare workers providing care for someone who cannot communicate.

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Animation May Help Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Learn to Use Symbol-Based Communication Devices

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

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For People with ALS, Social Media Can Be a Key Communication Tool to Maintain Relationships and Expand Networks

A study funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nervous system disorder that interferes with how the brain and spine transmit signals to muscles and causes loss of motor function including mobility and speech. People with ALS (pALS) may experience such significant speech impairments that they cannot rely on their natural speech to meet their communication needs in face-to-face interactions.

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RehabWire - Volume 11, Number 5, May 2009

Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

NIDRR research in AAC is funded primarily under the Technology for Access and Function Priority.

NIDRR Grantees on the Cutting Edge.

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