Introductory Remarks by the Guest Editors Do you ever wish that families would leave you alone and let you just work with your students? Do you wonder why families do not often see the same results at home that you see in programming? Are you ever frustrated by the fact that families do not seem ... Editorial
Editorial  |   November 01, 1998
Introductory Remarks by the Guest Editors
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kristen Swengel
    Central Instructional Support Center, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA
  • Janet Sloand Armstrong
    Central Instructional Support Center, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Editorial
Editorial   |   November 01, 1998
Introductory Remarks by the Guest Editors
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 1998, Vol. 7, 2-3. doi:10.1044/aac7.4.2
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 1998, Vol. 7, 2-3. doi:10.1044/aac7.4.2
Do you ever wish that families would leave you alone and let you just work with your students? Do you wonder why families do not often see the same results at home that you see in programming? Are you ever frustrated by the fact that families do not seem to be following through on the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) treatment goals?
Families and professionals are often frustrated with the outcomes of planning. Families don't feel their needs are adequately addressed and professionals feel families expect too much or are “unrealistic.” Most important, individuals who need and use AAC are not afforded meaningful opportunities in their home, school, and community.
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