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High tech or low tech AAC – How do we know?

October 30 @ 10:00 am11:00 am EDT

Objectives:

1. Separate research from perception of the advantages of low-tech vs high-tech AAC systems

2. Explain individual AAC recommendations backed by research

3. Reflect on their own decision-making processes, and to identify knowledge and training needs.

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Date:
October 30
Time:
10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
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Venue

Online (Zoom)

Speakers

  • Kim Bates

    Neurodisability Service Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK

Abstract

As a team of Speech and Language Therapists working in a multi-disciplinary specialist developmental and augmentative communication service, we regularly work alongside community paediatric therapists who want to explore the use of technology and powered AAC.  Wanting to understand more about the teams that we support, we carried out an online survey with our London based colleagues.  

The aim of the survey was to explore the decision-making process involved in the selection of AAC systems for children.  What were the factors commonly considered?  Were the factors based on perception, experience, preference, or research?  Are we able to extrapolate from the data any gaps in our knowledge or training that can be provided?