Using Evidence-Based-Practice to Guide Decision Making in AAC Providing individuals who are nonspeaking with communication services is a difficult task because there is no one typical individual who uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Just as each AAC user is unique, so too is each assessment and intervention process. These processes can be compared to potential routes that ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2002
Using Evidence-Based-Practice to Guide Decision Making in AAC
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  • Elizabeth G. Clark
    Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Norristown, PA
  • Elizabeth A. Clark
    Lower Merion School District Ardmore, PA
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Article   |   November 01, 2002
Using Evidence-Based-Practice to Guide Decision Making in AAC
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 2002, Vol. 11, 6-9. doi:10.1044/aac11.3.6
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, November 2002, Vol. 11, 6-9. doi:10.1044/aac11.3.6
Providing individuals who are nonspeaking with communication services is a difficult task because there is no one typical individual who uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Just as each AAC user is unique, so too is each assessment and intervention process. These processes can be compared to potential routes that twist and turn on a road map: alternate routes are necessary for different individuals, situations, and environments. Because assessments and interventions are ongoing and proceed differently each time, the field of AAC has yet to develop a consensus concerning best practice procedures to guide these processes (Glennen & DeCoste, 1997; Light, McNaughton, & Parnes, 1994).
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