Word-Finding Support From Mobile Technology Benefits a Woman With Aphasia Mobile technology provides a solution for individuals who require augmentative and alternative intervention. Principles of augmentative and alternative communication assessment and intervention, such as feature matching and the participation model, developed with dedicated speech-generating devices can be applied to these generic mobile technologies with success. This article presents a clinical ... Article
Article  |   January 01, 2015
Word-Finding Support From Mobile Technology Benefits a Woman With Aphasia
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  • Yvonne Gillette
    The University of Akron, Akron, OH
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Telepractice & Computer-Based Approaches / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Articles
Article   |   January 01, 2015
Word-Finding Support From Mobile Technology Benefits a Woman With Aphasia
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, January 2015, Vol. 24, 26-39. doi:10.1044/aac24.1.26
History: Received October 1, 2014 , Accepted December 2, 2014
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, January 2015, Vol. 24, 26-39. doi:10.1044/aac24.1.26
History: Received October 1, 2014; Accepted December 2, 2014

Mobile technology provides a solution for individuals who require augmentative and alternative intervention. Principles of augmentative and alternative communication assessment and intervention, such as feature matching and the participation model, developed with dedicated speech-generating devices can be applied to these generic mobile technologies with success. This article presents a clinical review of an adult with aphasia who reached her goals for greater communicative participation through mobile technology. Details presented include device selection, sequence of intervention, and funding issues related to device purchase and intervention costs. Issues related to graduate student clinical education are addressed. The purpose of the article is to encourage clinicians to consider mobile technology when intervening with an individual diagnosed with mild receptive and moderate expressive aphasia featuring word-finding difficulties.

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