Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Adults in Medical Settings
AAC services differ, depending on whether patients present with communication needs in the ICU, inpatient hospital ward, outpatient rehabilitation clinic, or home health setting. In this program, we discuss the multi-modal communication process, and identify strategies, as well as low- and high-tech solutions, for each medical setting. Principles of assessment and intervention that have been developed through expert practice are presented.
You will be able to:
- explain the process of multi-modal communication used by persons in various health settings
- list the components of an augmentative communication assessment for persons in the different medical settings
- identify needs of AAC users in various medical settings
- describe the features of speech generating devices for persons in various medical settings
Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.