Communicating in the Workplace Communication is a gift that we all take for granted. When this unique capability disappears, it is emotionally devastating. With the right help and assistance, communication can be maintained, allowing the person with the disability to continue a productive and active lifestyle. Then patients could help direct their own ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 1997
Communicating in the Workplace
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  • Walter Green
    New York City
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Article   |   March 01, 1997
Communicating in the Workplace
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 1997, Vol. 6, 10-11. doi:10.1044/aac6.1.10
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 1997, Vol. 6, 10-11. doi:10.1044/aac6.1.10
Communication is a gift that we all take for granted. When this unique capability disappears, it is emotionally devastating. With the right help and assistance, communication can be maintained, allowing the person with the disability to continue a productive and active lifestyle. Then patients could help direct their own care, explain how they are feeling, or describe the benefits they are receiving from medical treatment. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) reopens a person’s ability to interact with friends and family and brings a level of confidence and relief that is essential to the patient’s well-being.
In the workplace, communication is an essential tool that we use to fulfill the responsibilities of our jobs. Without this ability to express our ideas, thoughts, and feelings to our associates, our job opportunities are greatly limited and in many cases, completely disappear.
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