Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Language: Understanding and Responding to Parents' Perspectives

Cynthia J. Cress

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Abstract

Research and clinical experience both indicate that parents are excellent observers of communication in their children who rely on augmentative and alternative communication. However, parents and professionals may find themselves in conflict about how to interpret and support children's communication. This article outlines strategies for family-centered augmentative and alternative communication services that support parents in implementing their communication goals with their children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-61
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Language Disorders
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Keywords

  • AAC
  • Children
  • Communication
  • Disability
  • Family-centered services
  • Interaction
  • Intervention
  • Language
  • Parents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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