Improving AAC Use for Persons With Acquired Neurogenic Disorders: Understanding Human Engineering FactorsBy Beukelman, David R.; Ball, Laura J.; Assistive Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 33-44
Publication Date: Summer 2002
Report focuses on factors that influence the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices by adults with neurogenic conditions that commonly result in communication disabilities. Factors such as the natural course of the neurogenic condition, use of multiple modes of communication, changing technological capabilities, communication patterns, modified social roles, communicating in diverse environments, AAC user attitudes, and instructional constraints are discussed. Recommendations regarding future technical and intervention innovations are discussed, including message management, alternative access strategies, and learning demands.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
Link to text: http://www.resna.org/ProfResources/Publications/ATJournal/Volume14/Issue1/BulbarALS.php
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48246