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AS: Life-Long Learning - Vol. 9 #3
(September 2007) This issue of AS focuses on how individuals who rely on AAC can develop their intellectual abilities and increase their knowledge of the world.
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The Learning Experience
Message from the editor
Learning from Role Models
Learning in Cyberspace
Williams Thrives on Evolution of AAC
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Children   Education   Technology  
AS: Community, Support and AAC - Vol. 9 #2
(June 2007) This issue focuses on the need for support for people who rely on AAC. It covers the unique kinds of daily and occasional supports that can be given
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In the Spotlight: Community, Support and AAC
Friends and Relations: On the Balance
Out and About: Learning through Trial and Error
Raves & Reviews: The Journey
AAC-RERC: Transitions to Independence
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Advocacy   Policy  
ACN: AAC for adults with acute and chronic medical conditions - Vol. 19 #1
(February 2007) Describes the use of AAC approaches and related assistive technologies (AT) by people who acquire severe communication impairment as a result of disease or injuries during adolescence or adulthood.
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AAC in the ICU
Based on chapter two by Garrett, Hepp, Costello & Fried-Oken2

Brainstem Impairment
Based on chapter three by Culp, Beukelman & Fager14

Traumatic Brain Injury
Based on chapter five by Fager, Doyle & Karantounis22

Spinal Cord Injury
Based on chapter four by Britton & Baarslag-Benson30

Dementia
Based on chapter eight by Bourgeois & Hickey36

MS, PD, and HD
Based on chapter ten by Yorkston & Beukelman43

ACN: False Beliefs and Misconceptions about AAC - Vol. 18 #2
(June 2006) This issue addresses some of the misconceptions people have about AAC and provides information that can be used to respond to the frequently expressed concerns of family members and professionals.
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Young Children: False beliefs, widely held
Adults with Acquired Disabilities: Myths and misconceptions
Equipment: It ain't necessarily so
On the Web: AT/AAC enABLES
References & Resources
AS: Choking and AAC - Vol. 9 #1
(April 2006) This issue focuses on the topic of choking or aspiration pneumonia and eating problems.
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In the Spotlight: Choking & AAC
Friends and Relations: Individuals take charge
Out and About: Working together for change
Raves & Reviews: An unfortunate event
AAC-RERC: ACOLUG: AAC On-line
ACN: State of the Science Conference (SOSC) - Vol. 18 #1
(April 2006) This issue highlights content from six AAC-RERC SOSC presentations and some of the wide-ranging discussions that followed each presentation.
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Principles: Blackstone, Williams and Wilkins
Access to AAC: Shane, Higginbotham, Russell and Caves
Inter-connectivity: DeRuyter and Caves
Beginning Communicators: Light and Drager
Adolescents/Adults with Developmental Disabilities: McNaughton and Bryen
Adults with Acquired Disabilities: Beukleman, Fager and Ball
Resources & References
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Children   Research   Technology  
ACN: Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - Vol. 17 #2
(July 2005) This issue focuses on people with ALS and their closest communication partners, and highlights the tremendous difference that effective communication supports has on their lives.
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Social Networks-Interview: Living with ALS
Equipment-Tom's AAC system
AAC-RERC-Primary communication facilitators
A Fact Sheet-Communication Support
University & Research-ALS caregiver research
Case Example-Mr. G: A person with ALS
On the Web-SGD funding for people with ALS
ACN: Transitions: Straight Talk - Vol. 17 #1
(April 2005) This issue focuses on the effects of transition periods in life on people who use AAC tools and strategies.
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Clinical News-The coming of age transition
AAC-RERC-Getting more out of school transition programs
For Consumers-Do not work on me!
On the Web-Resources:Coming of age transition
University/Research-Follow-up studies
Equipment-Transitions: Straight talk
Resources & References
AS: Writing from Experience - Vol. 8 #1
(March 2005) This issue focuses on writing and its role in the lives of people who rely on AAC.
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In the Spotlight-Writing from Experience
Friends and Relations-A day in the Life July 17, 1974
Out and About-A call to write
Raves & Reviews-Bill Rush (1955-2004)
AAC-RERC-The Writers Brigade: Year Two
ACN: Interior Dialogue and AAC - Vol. 16 #4
(December 2004) This issue is meant to encourage professionals in AAC to consider "interior dialoguing" as an important function of communication, and, therefore, one that warrants our attention.
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For Consumers-Interior dialogue and AAC
Clinical News-Inner language: One linguist's perspective
University/Research-Private speech and Down Syndrome
Equipment-Tools for augmenting interior dialogue
AAC-RERC-Telework to improve employment outcomes
Resources & References
ACN: Employment - Vol. 16 #3
(October 2004) This issue draws attention to the employment situation in AAC, and offers an update on some of the efforts underway.
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For Consumers-Perspectives on employment:AAC-RERC Writers Brigade, Great expectations, A decade of PEC@
Social Networks-The role of social networks in employment
International Perspectives-A preliminary survey
University/Research-Employment of individuals with ALS, ASD and CP
AAC-RERC-Telework, adult vocabulary and ACETS Online
ACN: Visual Scene Displays (VSDs) - Vol. 16 #2
(August 2004) VSD's, like other types of AAC displays, may be used to enhance communication on either low-tech boards or high-tech devices. This issue is meant to discuss how VDS can help address the needs of beginning communicators and individuals with significant cognitive and/or linguistic limitations.
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Clinical News-Visual Scene Displays
Beginning Communicators-Penn State projects
Adults with Aphasia-Nebraska project
Other Applications of VSD's:Beyond Conversation-Children's Hospital Boston projects
Prototype to Market
Resources and Select Articles and Chapters
AS: Love and Marriage - Vol. 7 #2
(May 2004) This issue takes a look at long-term, intimate relationships and marriage.
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In the Spotlight-Love and Marriage
Out and About-A conversation with James and Melissa
Friends and Relations-Rick Creech on Marriage
Raves & Reviews-So you want to get married?
AAC-RERC-Specialized Vocabulary
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Policy  
AS: Speaking Out Against Abuse - Vol. 6 #3
(December 2003) This issue focuses on ending the silence of abuse and looks at some experiences people who use AAC reported.
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In the Spotlight - Speaking Out Against Abuse
Friends and Relations - Recognizing Danger by Leigh Lightholder
Out and About - Speaking Out: Access to Vocabulary by Sarah E. Lever
Raves & Reviews - The Speak Up Project
AAC-RERC - SOSC Papers
ACN: Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - Vol. 15 #4
(November 2003) This issue clarifies the rationale for, and impact of, using a broad range of AAC strategies to improve the communication outcomes of individuals with ASD.
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Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News-Overview and update
For Consumers-FAQs about AAC and Autsim Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Equipment-Using AAC to foster communication skills
Case Examples-Individuals with ASD
AAC-RERC-2003-2008: Electronic Screen Media and Intelligent Agents
Resources & References
AS: The Conference Experience - Vol. 6 #2
(June 2003) This issue explores why someone who relies on AAC to communicate would willingly bear the expense and trouble intrinsic in traveling with a disability to participate in an AAC conference.
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Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - The Conference Experience
Out and About - Journey from Cape Town by Graham Clarke
Friends and Relations - Working a conference by Tracy Rackensperger
Raves & Reviews - A Spirit of Adventure by Meredith Allan
AAC-RERC - State of the Science in AAC
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults  
ACN: Social Networks - Vol. 15 #2
(April 2003) Introduces a dynamic new tool: Social Networks: a Communication Inventory for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs and their Communication Partners and explains how to it can be used in AAC assessments, intervention planning and outcomes measurement.
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Clinical News - Social Networks: What is it? Why use it?
The CCP Paradigm
Modes of Communication - Everything counts
Types of communication - A communication continuum
The SN Inventory - Step-by-step
Case examples - three examples
AAC-RERC - Nothing about us without us
AS: Talking About College - Vol. 6 #1
(March 2002) This issue focuses on the college journey for people with complex communication needs
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In the Spotlight - Talking About College
Out and About - A Semester Abroad by Fiona Given
Friends and Family - My College Experience by Tracy Rackensperger
Raves & Reviews - An Unexpected Education by Diana U. Lara
AAC-RERC - Learning About AAC
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Children   Education  
ACN: Progress within the AAC-RERC - Vol. 13 #4 & #5
(July 2001) This issue summarizes the progress being made within the AAC-RERC.
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On the Web-www.aac-rerc.com
Duke University-Duke projects
Penn State University-Pennsylvania State projects
Temple University-Temple projects
University at Buffalo-University at Buffalo projects
University of Nebraska-University of Nebraska projects
University of North Carolina-University of North Carolina projects
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Children   Research  
AS: Give Me Shelter/Housing - Vol. 5 #3
(February 2001) This issue focuses on finding a living situation that meets your current and future needs.
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In the Spotlight - Give Me Shelter
Out and About - AAC and Housing Issues by Randy Kitch
AAC-RERC - ACETS for Work; An AAC-RERC Report
Friends and Relations - Living Independently by Fiona Givens
Raves & Reviews - Alternative Housing by Graham Clarke
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Adults   Advocacy   Policy  
AS: Privacy and AAC - Vol. 5 #2
(September 2000) This issue casts highlights privacy and related issues that affect people with complex communication needs.
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In the Spotlight - Privacy and AAC
Out and About - Securing Confidentiality in DynaVox and DynaMite
AAC-RERC - Problems and Solutions in Data Logging
Friends and Relations - Confidentiality Issues in Speech to Speech
Raves & Reviews - A Word About Privacy
AS: Aging and AAC - Vol. 4 #3
(March 2000) This issue focuses on the aging process and AAC.
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In the Spotlight - Aging and AAC by Mick Joyce
Out and About - Internet Links on Aging with a Disability by Mick Joyce
Friends and Relations - Healthy Aging by Mick Joyce
Raves & Reviews - Dependency by Bill Lee
AAC-RERC - AAC-RERC: Projects on Aging
ACN: Medicare - Vol. 12 #4 & #5
(August -October 1999) This issue tells of ongoing efforts in the United States to enable people who need AAC devices to get them.
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Upfront-Making a difference for people who rely on AAC: The Medicare story
For Consumers-Medicare coverage of AAC devices
The AAC-RERC-Dissemination and training
Clinical News-AAC assessment: Clinical decision making and clinical indicators
Equipment-AAC device categories
Governmental-Proposed National Coverage. Decision for AAC Devices
On the Web-Http://www.AugComInc.com
ACN: AAC and Older Adults - Vol. 12 #3
(June 1999) This issue addresses the AAC intervention needs of individuals who acquire severe communication impairments as they age.
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For Consumers-Baby boomers head for Golden Pond
Clinical News-AAC for older adults
Equipment-AAC devices for older adults
AAC-RERC-University of Nebraska projects
Governmental-Medicare update
References
ACN: Communication Partners - Vol. 12 #1 & #2
(April 1999) This issue focuses on the communication partners of individuals who use AAC and considers how to approach their needs for training and support.
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Clinical News-Communication Partners
On the Web-E-mail survey
For Consumers-Different strokes for different folks
Equipment-Training materials
Governmental-Parallels to the deaf community
The AAC-RERC-Six of sixty (months)
ACN: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Vol. 11 #1 & #2
(April 1998) This issue focuses on people with ALS/MND and highlights the use of AAC for people experiencing difficulty speaking and writing.
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For Consumers-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
University & Research-Outcomes of AAC intervention in ALS
Clinical News-Staying ahead of the curve
Equipment-High tech communication solutions
Governmental-Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired (CINI)
On the Web-ALS Websites
AS: Augmented Communicators on Work - Vol. 4 #1
(March 1998) This issue is about getting and keeping a job.
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Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - Augmented Communicators on Work
Out and About - Talking to Employers
Friends and Relations - Beyond Work
Raves & Reviews - Think Big
Young Voices - Heading for Work
AS: Talking on the Telephone - Vol. 3 #3
(March 1997) This issue focuses on strategies for using the telephone if you have difficulty speaking.
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Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - Talking on the telephone
Friends and Relations - Speech to speech
Out and About - The Virtual Life
Raves & Reviews - In Praise of Mobility
Young Voices - Top Ten Reasons to use the telephone
AS: Mentoring - Vol. 3 #2
(June 1996) This issue focuses on the role of mentoring and mentoring relationships.
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In the Spotlight - Mentoring
Friends and Relations - The Good Life
Out and About - Keys to Leadership
Raves & Reviews - Charles, Jackie and Me
Young Voices - About Mentoring
Topics:

Adults   Children   Clinical issues  
ACN: Aging - Vol. 9 #2
(April 1996) This issue focuses on aging and AAC practices with persons in their "third thirty" ages 60-90 years.
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For Consumers - The third thirty: Keep on communicating!
Clinical News - Who can benefit? Storytelling and poetry
Equipment - Making technology user friendly
University & Research - Aging with cerebral palsy: An Australian study
Governmental - Australia: A happening place
AS: Talking About Us - Vol. 2 #4
(December 1995) This issue focuses on how "other" people react to us with AAC
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In the Spotlight - Talking About Us
Out and About - This is Entertainment?
Friends and Family - Tips from Lenny
Raves & Reviews - Words About Words
Young Voices - What is Normal?
AS: The Internet and AAC - Vol. 2 #3
(October 1995) This issue shares information on the Internet and how it can help individuals with complex communication needs
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Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - The Internet and AAC
OUt and About - Speaking Out Through On-line Services
Friends and Relations - Kids in Cyberspace
Raves & Reviews - Resources to Get you Surfing
Young Voices - What can kids do on the internet?
Topics:

Adults   Children   Technology  
ACN: Adult Day Programs - Vol. 7 #3
(May 1994) This issue focuses on adult day programs and strategies a typical program might offer individuals with complex communication needs.
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For Consumers - Chapter One: The changing mission of adult day programs
Clinical News - The story: Doing meaningful things at adult day programs
Equipment - "Quick and Dirty:" Using AAC in adult day programs
Governmental - Helping at the international level
University & Research - The Institute for Rehabilitation Research (IRV) Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
ACN: Employment - Vol. 6 #4
(September 1993) This issue focuses on employment of people who use AAC technologies and strategies.
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For Consumers - What do you want to be when you grow up?
University & Research - Information about AAC users who are currently employed
Clinical News - ACN survey results: Perceptions on employment in AAC
Equipment - ACN survey results: Technology and employment of people who use AAC
Governmental - U.S. law and employment: Let's get it straight
Topics:

Adults   Children   Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: Intervention with Partner's of AAC consumers - Vol. 4 #2
(March 1991) This issue highlights a critical component of AAC interaction, i.e., "training partners," "facilitator training," "parent training," "peer training" and other variations around the theme of preparing people to interact with individuals who use AAC aids and techniques.
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For Consumers - Takes at least "two" to Tango: Spotlighting the partners of persons who use AAC techniques
Clinical News - It's no small commitment! Training partners to facilitate communicative interaction
Equipment - A peek at products you may have missed
Governmental - AAC organizations: A role in partner training?
University and Research - South Australia's Regency Park Centre
ACN: Persons with Severe Aphasia - Vol. 4 #1
(January 1991) This issue highlights the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) techniques and strategies for those who have severe, chronic aphasia and whose speech is not sufficient to allow them to be independent verbal communicators in all situations.
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For Consumers - Aphasia and AAC: The nature of the relationship
Clinical News - Approaches to intervention for persons with severe aphasia
Equipment - AAC technology for individuals with severe aphasia
Governmental - Public policy and aphasia rehabilitation
University and Research - Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
ACN: Persons with Severe/Profound Mental Challenges - Vol. 3 #3
(May 1990) This issue focuses on adults with severe and profound mental challenges who have spent a majority of their life in large institutions and on younger individuals who have also been set apart.
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For Consumers - Persons with severe/profound mental challenges (SPMC)
Equipment - Desirable features and useful technologies
Clinical News - Principles, processes, and strategies: A glimpse
Governmental - Making money and keeping it!
University and Research - Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire
ACN: AAC after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Vol. 2 #6
(11/30/1989) The primary focus of this issue is the role of AAC in the lives of individuals who have sustained severe brain injuries as a result of a trauma.
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For Consumers - Life after brain injury is never the same...
Clinical News - AAC's role in recovery from TBI: Issues and practices
Equipment - The role communication aids play
Governmental - Glimpse of Down Under: Part 1, New Zealand (NZ)
University and Research - The Assistive Device Center: California State University-Sacramento
ACN: Integration of People who use AAC - Vol. 2 #5
(September 1989) This issue focuses on integrating AAC users into our educational system, the world of work, our communities, and the mainstream of society.
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For Consumers - Making integration the only option
Clinical News - Making integration work in the real world
Equipment - The role technology plays in integration
Governmental - U.S. Law: Insuring an individual's right to integration
University and Research - The State University of New York at Buffalo
ACN: Apraxia: In Search of Better Solutions - Vol. 2 #2
(March 1989) This issue focuses on important issues and controversies surrounding "Ambulatory individuals" with apraxia of speech (DAS).
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For Consumers - Individuals with Developmental Apraxia of Speech (DAS)
Clinical News - Issues Affecting Clinical Practice
University and Research - The University of Minnesota's Augmentative Communication Program
Equipment - Communication Aids and Applications for Ambulatory Individuals
Governmental - "Life After 21" Regional Information Exchange Programs in U.S.
ACN: Reading, Writing and Reasoning - Vol. 2 #1
(January 1989) This issue highlights literacy, a topic that is receiving attention not only in AAC, but throughout the world.
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Clinical News - Literacy development & remediation in AAC: Scratching the Surface
For Consumers - Reports from families and consumers
Equipment - Software and materials for literacy development and/or remediation
University and Research - Micro-computer Centre at the University of Dundee in Scotland
Governmental - As Washington turns...
ACN: Motor Neuron Diseases and AAC - Vol. 1 #3
(July 1988) This issue focuses on augmentative communication interventions with those who have motor neuron disease, specifically those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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For Consumers - Maintaining communication for individuals with ALS
Clinical - Augmentative interventions in ALS: Management principles and practices.
University and Research - The Morton Robers Augmentative Communication Clinic at Queens College
Equipment - Non-electronic and electronic communication aids for persons with ALS
Governmental - U.S. Technology legislation: On the "fast track!"

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