FORUM: When You Have a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

David Beukelman

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Those of us who assist our clients to develop communication systems that maximize their communication effectiveness often attempt to do so against incredible odds. We cannot afford to have our judgements influenced excessively by the tendency to view either the augmentative communication or the natural speech approach as the sole solution to serve persons with severe communication disorders. Rather, we should provide balanced intervention serves that meet our clients needs given their profile of present and potential capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalAugmentative and Alternative Communication
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1987


  • communication efficacy
  • intervention
  • multidisciplinary approach
  • social validation
  • transdisciplinary team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing


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