What is NJC Doing for Children and Adults With Severe Disabilities? What are You Doing? We Want to Know. Approximately 2 million Americans have severe communication disabilities, but few clinicians are prepared to address their communication needs. In response to this problem, ASHA and The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) founded the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of People with Severe Disabilities (NJC) in ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 1999
What is NJC Doing for Children and Adults With Severe Disabilities? What are You Doing? We Want to Know.
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  • Diane Paul-Brown
    ASHA, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology Rockville, MD
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Article   |   December 01, 1999
What is NJC Doing for Children and Adults With Severe Disabilities? What are You Doing? We Want to Know.
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 1999, Vol. 8, 8-10. doi:10.1044/aac8.4.8
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 1999, Vol. 8, 8-10. doi:10.1044/aac8.4.8
Approximately 2 million Americans have severe communication disabilities, but few clinicians are prepared to address their communication needs. In response to this problem, ASHA and The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) founded the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of People with Severe Disabilities (NJC) in 1986.
The purpose of the NJC is to promote research, demonstration programs, and preservice/in-service education to help people with severe disabilities communicate effectively. Member organizations include the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); ASHA; the Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Children with Communication Disorders (CEC/DCCD); the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC); and TASH.
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