A review of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by 50 persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was completed over the course of 4 years. Ninety-six percent of the participants in this study accepted AAC technology, either immediately (90%) or after some delay (6%), and only 4% (n = 2) rejected AAC technology. None of the participants discontinued use of their AAC technology. Reasons for acceptance decisions were discussed in interviews with study participants and the results are presented.
- Adult motor speech disorders
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Speech and Hearing