Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Israel: Results from a Family SurveyBy Hetzroni, Orit; Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 255-266
Publication Date: December 2002
Study conducted to examine the current status of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in Israel. Surveys were sent to family members of children who used or could have benefited from AAC. Most of the respondents were parents of children who used AAC, while most of the families indicated that they were content with the array of AAC messages presented on the devices. Most of the families indicated that the speech-language pathologist in their children’s schools developed the AAC systems, and some of the families indicated that they participated in implementing AAC in the home. A large number of breakdowns in communication with children who used AAC were also reported. Implications for future research are discussed.
Published by: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) (Website:http://www.isaac-online.org)