Partner Instruction in AAC: Strategies for Building Circles of Support It could be argued that the growing technological focus of today's global society is raising the collective consciousness for how technology can be used as a communication tool. As technology that allows us to communicate across a variety of modes (e.g., text, video chat, social media outlets) becomes commonplace ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2012
Partner Instruction in AAC: Strategies for Building Circles of Support
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  • Jennifer Kent-Walsh
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Cathy Binger
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
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Article   |   December 01, 2012
Partner Instruction in AAC: Strategies for Building Circles of Support
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2012, Vol. 21, 124-126. doi:10.1044/aac21.4.124
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2012, Vol. 21, 124-126. doi:10.1044/aac21.4.124
It could be argued that the growing technological focus of today's global society is raising the collective consciousness for how technology can be used as a communication tool. As technology that allows us to communicate across a variety of modes (e.g., text, video chat, social media outlets) becomes commonplace within our daily interactions, the dynamic and transactional nature of communication becomes more apparent. On the positive side, it is possible for us to successfully enhance our interactions and relationships with others through the use of a variety of mobile and web-based technologies as we share up-to-the-minute thoughts, photos, and videos. On the other hand, the use of such technologies can become overwhelming, and we run the risk of bombarding those with whom we interact with an inordinate amount of information that may ultimately have a negative effect on our interactions and relationships. Perhaps there is a certain skill set that some people have or have developed that allows them to functionally and successfully communicate via technology, whereas others may struggle in this area.
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