Selecting Skills To Teach Communication Partners: Where Do I Start? Clinicians and researchers long have recognized that teaching communication partners how to provide AAC supports is essential to AAC success. One way to improve clinical outcomes is to select appropriate skills to teach communication partners. Although this sometimes seems like it should be a straightforward component of any intervention program, ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2012
Selecting Skills To Teach Communication Partners: Where Do I Start?
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  • Cathy Binger
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Jennifer Kent-Walsh
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Disclosure: Cathy Binger has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Cathy Binger has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
  • Disclosure: Jennifer Kent-Walsh received grant funds from the ASHFoundation, FLASHA Foundation, Disney Community Relations, and FAAST.
    Disclosure: Jennifer Kent-Walsh received grant funds from the ASHFoundation, FLASHA Foundation, Disney Community Relations, and FAAST.×
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Article   |   December 01, 2012
Selecting Skills To Teach Communication Partners: Where Do I Start?
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2012, Vol. 21, 127-135. doi:10.1044/aac21.4.127
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, December 2012, Vol. 21, 127-135. doi:10.1044/aac21.4.127
Abstract

Clinicians and researchers long have recognized that teaching communication partners how to provide AAC supports is essential to AAC success. One way to improve clinical outcomes is to select appropriate skills to teach communication partners. Although this sometimes seems like it should be a straightforward component of any intervention program, deciding which skills to teach partners can present multiple challenges. In this article, we will troubleshoot common issues and discuss how to select skills systematically, resulting in the desired effects for both communication partners and clients.

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