Learning Motivation of Adults Involved in AAC Intervention The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) personnel framework identifies the various types of people involved in successful AAC interventions. The purposes of this article are to summarize information in the AAC intervention literature that documents the role and impact of various AAC personnel, describe key characteristics of adult learners, and ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2011
Learning Motivation of Adults Involved in AAC Intervention
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Amber Thiessen
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Christy Horn
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • David Beukelman
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Sarah E. Wallace
    Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2011
Learning Motivation of Adults Involved in AAC Intervention
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2011, Vol. 20, 69-74. doi:10.1044/aac20.2.69
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2011, Vol. 20, 69-74. doi:10.1044/aac20.2.69
Abstract

The augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) personnel framework identifies the various types of people involved in successful AAC interventions. The purposes of this article are to summarize information in the AAC intervention literature that documents the role and impact of various AAC personnel, describe key characteristics of adult learners, and review research that focuses on learning motivations and preferences of adults within the AAC framework.

Acknowledgment
The authors acknowledge the support of the Barkley Trust, the Center for Instructional Innovation, and the Rehabilitation Engineering Center for Communication Enhancement (Grant #H133E080011, NIDRR, USDE). The authors report no conflicts of interest, and alone are responsible for the content and writing of the article.
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