Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and Related Disorders (SOFT) Promotes Interprofessional Collaboration This article reviews research on the communication abilities of individuals with trisomy 18 and 13 conducted through the Support Organization for trisomy 18, 13, and related disorders (SOFT). Given complex medical and educational needs, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes necessary for the provision of high quality medical care and educational treatment in ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2015
Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and Related Disorders (SOFT) Promotes Interprofessional Collaboration
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  • Barbara A. Braddock
    SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
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Article   |   June 01, 2015
Support Organization for Trisomy 18, 13, and Related Disorders (SOFT) Promotes Interprofessional Collaboration
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2015, Vol. 24, 63-66. doi:10.1044/aac24.3.63
History: Received December 9, 2014 , Revised March 17, 2015 , Accepted March 18, 2015
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2015, Vol. 24, 63-66. doi:10.1044/aac24.3.63
History: Received December 9, 2014; Revised March 17, 2015; Accepted March 18, 2015

This article reviews research on the communication abilities of individuals with trisomy 18 and 13 conducted through the Support Organization for trisomy 18, 13, and related disorders (SOFT). Given complex medical and educational needs, interdisciplinary collaboration becomes necessary for the provision of high quality medical care and educational treatment in individuals with trisomy 18, 13, and related disorders. This article also introduces Perspectives' authors who provide clinical insights into genetic syndromes and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

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