Fundamentals of the ImPAACT Program Researchers widely agree that working with communication partners is a critical component of any AAC intervention program. However, it can be difficult for clinicians to know how to structure this type of indirect intervention to do more than “tell” communication partners of individuals using AAC what they “should” be doing. ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2013
Fundamentals of the ImPAACT Program
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  • Jennifer Kent-Walsh
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Cathy Binger
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • Disclosure: Jennifer Kent-Walsh has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication
Article   |   April 01, 2013
Fundamentals of the ImPAACT Program
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2013, Vol. 22, 51-58. doi:10.1044/aac22.1.51
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2013, Vol. 22, 51-58. doi:10.1044/aac22.1.51

Researchers widely agree that working with communication partners is a critical component of any AAC intervention program. However, it can be difficult for clinicians to know how to structure this type of indirect intervention to do more than “tell” communication partners of individuals using AAC what they “should” be doing. The ImPAACT Program is one intervention program that has been documented to yield positive results for clients using AAC. The program involves a structured multistep approach to intervention that clinicians can customize for use across a range of communication partners, clients, and instructional contexts. In this article, we provide an overview of the program’s instructional content, approach, and basis of evidence.

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