Training Speech Language Pathologists of Adult Clients on the Implementation of AAC Into Everyday Practice As speech-language pathologists enter into the workforce, it is clear that many of them are underprepared in the area of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Many times, inexperienced clinicians will not be aware of the resources available to them for further clinical training in AAC. Researchers have investigated and documented ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2012
Training Speech Language Pathologists of Adult Clients on the Implementation of AAC Into Everyday Practice
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  • Christopher Crema
    Genesis Rehab Services, Kennet Square, PA
  • Nicole Moran
    Genesis Rehab Services, Kennet Square, PA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Professional Issues & Training / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2012
Training Speech Language Pathologists of Adult Clients on the Implementation of AAC Into Everyday Practice
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2012, Vol. 21, 37-42. doi:10.1044/aac21.2.37
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2012, Vol. 21, 37-42. doi:10.1044/aac21.2.37
Abstract

As speech-language pathologists enter into the workforce, it is clear that many of them are underprepared in the area of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Many times, inexperienced clinicians will not be aware of the resources available to them for further clinical training in AAC. Researchers have investigated and documented how these clinicians prefer to learn about new technology as adults. In this article, we will identify and discuss the need for ongoing clinical training for clinicians with limited experience with AAC specific to the adult population, note ways in which inexperienced clinicians can obtain clinical training, and review literature that examines the various ways adult clinicians learn new and technological information most effectively.

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