AAC-RERC - Spread the Word

Newsletter Archive


Keyword Search:

Search Newsletters - by Topic

Open All Close All

41 Results


Topic: policy

ACN: Communication Access for People with Complex Communication Needs - Vol. 20 #3
(September 2008) This issue seeks to expand the boundaries of our thinking about the rights of people with complex communication needs (CCN). Without the right to communication access, there is no equality for people with CCN and too few are included in their communities.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News: Communication access for people who rely on AAC
Governmental: The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
For Consumers: Communication assistants: Human supports for communication access
AAC-RERC: The Human Element
Resources & References
ACN: Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs) - Vol. 19 #4
(December 2007/January 2008) Call to action for people who rely on AAC to have disaster plans in place. This issue gives resources and information to be prepared.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs)
World disasters and humanitarian emergencies: Unheard voices

Perspective: Person with CCN
Next time, I'll be ready

Perspective: Family
A Gulf family's odyssey

Perspective: Educator
Rebuilding an infrastructure

Governmental
Some "need to knows"

Resources & References
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
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: Funding - Vol. 18 #4
(December 2006) This issue focuses on government funding for AAC devices around the world, and gives information about ten U.S. funding sources.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News: Ten U.S. Funding Programs
On the Web: www.AACFundingHelp.com
Governmental: Funding Around the World
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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: 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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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
AS: Where's the AAC in Democracy? - Vol. 7 #3
(June 2004) This issue focuses on adult activity that historically hasn't been expected of people who use AAC.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - Where's the AAC in Democracy?
Out and About - Trusting the Black Box
Friends and Relations - Picturing Ourselves Politically
Raves & Reviews - AAC and the Vote by Bob Williams
AAC-RERC - Active Citizens
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Advocacy   Policy  
AS: Love and Marriage - Vol. 7 #2
(May 2004) This issue takes a look at long-term, intimate relationships and marriage.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: Multimodalities - Vol. 7 #1
(January 2004) This issue focuses on communication using multiple modes and selecting what to use with whom, where and when.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - Saying it Your Way
Friends and Relations - Total Communication by Martin Pistorius
Out and About - Not One Way to Communicate by Joe Hemphill
Raves & Reviews - Confessions of a Multi-Modal Man by Michael B. Williams
AAC-RERC - Spread the Word by Johana Schwartz
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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: The Internet and Its Offspring - Vol. 15 #3
(August 2003) This issue promotes the Internet as a valuable resource for all AAC stakeholders and discusses universal access and barriers to using Speech Generating devices as an Internet interface.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers: The Internet and its Offspring
AT/AAC enABLES: http://depts.washington.edu/enables
Clinical News: Teaching and learning about AAC
Equipment: Manufacturer sites
Governmental: Access for all
AAC-RERC: Use of the Internet in AAC research
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Policy   Technology  
ACN: Systems Change in AAC - Vol. 15 #1
(December 2002/January 2003) Spotlights programs that model systems change in AAC service delivery, including an adult day program, a public school special education program, a graduate training program and a program changing public policy.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News - Making inroads: Systems change in AAC
Case Example #1 - Facilitating changes in AAC service delivery
Case Example #2 - AAC systems change in higher education
Case Example #3 - An AAC-based program for children with autism
Case Example #4 - Promoting AAC systems change in Thailand and Canada
AAC-RERC - Technology transfer in AAC
ACN: Evidence-based Practice and AAC - Vol. 14 #4 & #5
(July 2002) This issue provides information on evidence-based practice (EBP) and implications for the field of AAC.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News-Evidence-based practice: A next step for AAC clinicians?
On the Web-EBP websites
ACN Survey-ASHA SID-12 survey on EBP
AAC-RERC-The evidence: Organizing language in AAC technologies for young children
University/Research-EBP: An illustration
In Review-In press: Books on EBP
ACN: Funding of Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) - Vol. 13 #6 & #14
(October 2001) This issue focuses on Speech Generating Devices (SGD's), funding for them and the new Medicare-related SGD protocol.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News-Assessment protocol for SGDs
Governmental-Funding process for SGDs
Equipment-Medicare reimbursement for SGDs
Case Example #1-Person with dysarthria Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS
Case Example #2-Person with dysarthria Developmental disability (DD)
Case Example #3-Person with apraxia/aphasia Cerebral Vascular accident (CVA)
AAC-RERC-State of the Science Conference on Communication Enhancement
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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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
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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: Emerging Areas - Vol. 11 #6
(December 1998) This issue focuses on the role of the AAC community in spreading information and resources to parts of the world where AAC techniques, strategies and devices are just beginning to be recognized in medical, educational and community service delivery systems.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Case Examples-Getting there from here
Clinical News-Working in unfamiliar places
Equipment-AAC travel kit
AAC-RERC-Three new projects
Governmental-Emerging Countries Committee
References & Resources
ACN: Four Stages of Knowing: A Paradigm for AAC Information Exchange - Vol. 11 #3
(June 1998) This issue gives information about a paradigm that can guide the need people have for different types of information about AAC.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers-Four Stages of Knowing: A Paradigm for AAC Information Exchange
Clinical News-Resources for Clinicians
University & Research-Journals and Books
Governmental-International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Equipment-AAC devices
On the Web-ACOLUG: Listserv for AAC users
ACN: AAC and the Internet - Vol. 9 #6
(December 1996) This issue considers the emerging relationship between people who use AAC and the Internet.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News - The Internet: What's the big deal?
For Consumers - Part I: The challenge of getting online, Part II: Designing accessible web pages
Governmental - AAC in Latin America: Making connections
University & Research - AAC education online
Equipment - Access to the World Wide Web
ACN: Speech Language Pathologists and their Caseloads - Vol. 9 #5
(October 1996) This issue focuses on speech-language pathologists who work in the area of AAC.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

SLP caseloads - What do SLPs do? ASHA 1995 Omnibus survey
SLPs doing AAC - Two Nebraska surveys: School and health-care settings
Example #1 - Time study and caseload allocation: Large institution for adults
Example #2 - Time study and caseload allocation: Public school setting
Example #3 - Time study and caseload allocation: Children's rehabilitation facility
Topics:

Advocacy   Clinical issues   Policy  
AS: Consumer Satisfaction - Vol. 3 #1
(March 1996) This issue focuses on consumer satisfaction and whether someone who acquires equipment or services is satisfied with what he or she received.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - Consumer Satisfaction
Friends and Relations - Parent Surveys
Out and About - Beer, Blondes, and Bananas
Raves & Reviews - When the Satisfied Customer Isn't
Young Voices - Satisfaction
Topics:

Advocacy   Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: Then and Now - Vol. 9 #1
(February 1996) This issue reflects a synthesis of opinions from colleagues, and provides a context upon which we can look back as we move forward.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - Then, now, and next steps
Clinical News - AAC strategies and approaches
Equipment - Wish lists 1990 and 1996
University & Research - Questions for researchers
Governmental - Crises pending: Action required
Topics:

Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: Inclusion 2 - Vol. 8 #6
(December 1995) The issue continues the focus on inclusive education begun in the last issue (Volume 8, No. 5).
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Governmental - Inclusive education: The legal test
For Consumers - Supporting parents and family members
Clinical News - Helping: The right kind
Equipment - Using technology to support inclusion
ACN: Inclusion 1 - Vol. 8 #5
(October 1995) The purpose of this issue is not to argue that children who use AAC should be in inclusive education
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

University & Research - What's the verdict?
Equipment - Technology and inclusion
Governmental - ASHA takes a stand squarely in the middle
Clinical News - Introducing AAC to classmates
AS: Whose Outcome is it Anyway? - Vol. 2 #1
(March 1995) This issue talks about the forces that help shape an outcome in AAC
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight - Whose outcome is it anyway?
Out and About - The importance of going out
Friends and Relations - Ed Roberts: One tough vegetable
Raves & Reviews - Memories of measurement
Young Voices - How do you get what you want?
Topics:

Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: AAC Outcomes - Vol. 8 #1
(February 1995) This issue focuses on desired outcomes of AAC services and devices and what we are doing to measure AAC outcomes
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News - AAC outcomes: Definitions & the WHO
For Consumers - AAC stakeholders: It's all relative
University & Research - Measurement of Outcomes
Governmental - AAC model policy: Medicaid coverage
Equipment - Manufacturer perspectives
AS: Monster in the Closet - Vol. 1 #3
(December 1994) This issue focuses on subjects people don't want to talk about
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

In the Spotlight: The Monster in the Closet
Out and About: My first Job Interview
Friends and Relations: Going to work
Raves & Reviews: Books that lead to jobs
Young voices: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Topics:

Advocacy   Policy  
ACN: Facilitated Communication - Vol. 7 #4
(July 1994) This issue focuses on Facilitated Communication, and what is currently known about FC training within a context of clinical practice and AAC
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - Pointing poetry and protection
Governmental - Policy Statements in the United States
Clinical News - Read more, discover less: AAC and FC
University & Research - Beyond the message: What about the messenger
Equipment - Beyond the typewriter
Topics:

Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: Employment - Vol. 6 #4
(September 1993) This issue focuses on employment of people who use AAC technologies and strategies.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: Cultural Diversity and the AAC Community - Vol. 6 #2
(May 1993) This issue is about culture, language, cultural diversity and acculturation.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - Cultural diversity and the AAC community
Clinical News - Dealing with cultural diversity and bilingual issues in our clinical practices
University and Research - Ethnographic research: A means of inquiry for AAC
Governmental - Projects funded by the National Institutes for Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Equipment - Speech output and culturally valid symbols
ACN: At Risk: AAC Centers of Excellence - Vol. 4 #6
(11/30/1991) This issue investigates why centers specializing in AAC, delivering assistive technology, and in particular, rehabilitation may be closing their doors.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News - Effects of the Recession: Assistive technology centers specializing in AAC
Governmental - Rationing health-care: How will AAC fare?
For Consumers - Turning "mistakes" into better service delivery
Equipment - Some tidbits you might with to know
University and Research - Learning from the Great Apes: Language Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Topics:

Advocacy   Clinical issues   Policy  
ACN: AAC and Autism - Vol. 4 #5
(September 1991) The issue presents information about autism and the role of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in the intervention programs of persons with autism.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - What does AAC have to offer persons with autism?
Clinical News - AAC approaches to Autism: Facilitated communication, Functional communication, Picture exchange
Governmental - Clarifying U.S. assistive technology policies: Office of Special Education Rehabilitation Services Administration
Equipment - Intervention materials
University and Research - Canada's Rehabilitation Technology Research & Development Consortium
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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: Assistive Technology in the Classroom - Vol. 3 #6
(November 1990) This issue focuses on the application of assistive technologies in classrooms with students of all ages.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

Clinical News - Assistive technology in classrooms: Beyond communication devices
Equipment - Stationary and portable work stations in the classroom
For Consumers - Poignant voices from the printed page
Governmental - Assistive technology's role in law enforcement!
University and Research - CALL Centre: University of Edinburgh, Scotland
ACN: AAC Service Delivery - Vol. 3 #4
(July 1990) This issue investigates current service delivery trends and practices around the world. AAC service delivery refers to the various mechanisms involved in providing services and equipment to individuals with severe expressive communication impairments.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - How you can use demographics to provide better service delivery in AAC
Clinical News - World-wide perceptions of current clinical practices
University and Research - Literacy Center for Persons with SSPI at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Governmental - Government agencies and approaches to service delivery
Equipment - Funding sources for assistive technologies
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.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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: Visual Scanning - Vol. 2 #4
(July 1989) This issue focuses on Visual Scanning. How able-bodied humans "learn complex motor skills" and how this relates to those attempting to develop visual scanning techniques.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - How humans develop skills: Information processing and visual scanning
Clinical News - Considerations for training visual scanning techniques
Equipment - "You say regular; they say automatic" Let's call the whole thing scanning!
Governmental - Updating the Tech Bill: The ball is in Washington's court
University and Research - Sweden: Current research & development activities
ACN: AAC Programs and Interventions - Vol. 2 #3
(May 1989) This issue focuses on the need for governmental funding of AAC services and technologies and addresses "cost benefit" issues.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - Decreasing handicaps: It's all in the attitude
Clinical News - Measuring the effectiveness of individual interventions and AAC programs
University and Research - Trace Research & Development Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Equipment - The communication aids manufacturing process: A Human Factors problem
Governmental - From the top: Public law and public policy
Topics:

Advocacy   Policy   Research   Technology  
ACN: Individuals with Dual Sensory Impairments (DSI) - Vol. 1 #4
(September 1988) This issue focuses on individuals who have both hearing and vision impairments.
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

For Consumers - Individuals with Dual Sensory Impairments (DSI)
Clinical - Augmentative interventions adapted for those with DSI
Governmental - P.L. 100-407 Guess What? Guess Who?
University and Research - University of Delaware's Rehabilitation Engineering Center for AAC
Equipment - No tech, light tech and high tech for persons with DSI
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).
» View/Download Full Newsletter

Newsletter Contents:

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!"

Home Page  |  View All Newsletters  |  Contact Us


© Copyright 2008-2017, Augmentative Communication, Inc. / AAC-RERC. All Rights Reserved. | Professional Web Site Design by SunStar Media.