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ACN: AAC Technologies - Vol. 21 #3
(October 2009) This issue focuses on recent improvements in the features of AAC technologies that the AAC community considers most exciting.
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Equipment - Communication and technology
Eye gaze/eye tracking - The eyes have it
Portable devices - There when I need it
Speech and Sound - Can you hear me now?
Connectivity - Anyone, anywhere, anytime
EVIDAAC - ASHA Convention: New Orleans
References & Resources
Topics:

technology  
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.
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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: AAC research and development: Having an impact - Vol. 19 #3
(October-November 2007) Considers the potential impact of research and development (R&D) activities funded through the RERC on Communication Enhancement, known as the AAC-RERC. We site examples of how, over the past nine years, the knowledge gleaned from AAC-RERC projects has influenced the design of speech generating devices (SGDs) and, in so doing, the lives of people with CCN.
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University & Research
AAC research and development: Having an impact

Case Example #1
AAC technologies for beginning communicators

Case Example #2
AAC technologies for people with aphasia and traumatic brain injury

Case Example #3
Literacy and AAC

Resources & References
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  
ACN: Digitized Speech Generating Devices (SGDs) - Vol. 19 #2
(July 2007) Focuses on digitized speech devices, which range in size, shape, cost and complexity.
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For Consumers
Using digitized SGDs

Equipment
Types of digitized SGDs

On the Web
AAC TechConnect

Clinical News
SGDs and young children: Rethinking basic assumptions

AAC-RERC
Webcasts on AAC technologies and young children

Resources & References
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
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: Vision and AAC - Vol. 17 #4
(December 2005) This issue is to hoist a flag that says "Be on the lookout for vision problems".
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Cliical News-Vision and AAC
On the Web-What does the world look like?
Case Example#1-Jacob: Age 17
Case Example#2-Rebecca: Age 7
AAC-RERC- Webcast series: 2005 and 2006
Resources & References
AS: Mastering The Technology - Vol. 8 #3
(September 2005) This issue focuses on the results of a study on communication devices
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In the Spotlight: Mastering the Technology
Out and About: Tech 2010 Project recommendations
Friends and Relations: Tech 2010 Parents Talk
Raves & Reviews: My story of learning AAC
AAC-RERC: What is the AAC-RERC?
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Technology  
ACN: AAC and the Schools - Vol. 17 #3
(September 2005) This issue provides information on AAC in the school, and why literacy has been so elevated in theory and so neglected in practice. It also provides information on adults who have been through the educational system and literature about AAC in today's schools.
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Clinical News-ASHA's AAC Model Outreach Sites: Twenty years later
AAC-RERC-Comments on school experiences across four decades
University/Research-AAC services in the schools: A survey
Resources & References
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
AS: Rejection - Vol. 8 #2
(June 2005) This issue focuses on the rejection that people with disablities may feel when others look and act differently toward them.
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In the Spotlight: Who is that Masked Man?
Friends and Relations: Being Yourself
Out and About: Rejection
Raves & Reviews: The Big Box Incident
AAC-RERC: Visual Scene Displays
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
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
ACN: Access to Language Using AAC devices - Vol. 16 #1
(March 2004) This issue focuses on the importance of access to language and theuse of AAC devices.
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Clinical News-AAC access: Still a long way to go
For Consumers-Communicators on the front line
AAC-RERC-Access: A major theme for 2003-2008
Social Networks-Mr. R: Communicating with aphasia
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.
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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
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.
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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: Talking Photo Albums - Vol. 14 #6
(November 2002) This issue provides information on the many low-cost, digitized speech devices that can help individuals with complex communication needs.
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Equipment-Recordable Photo Albums and other inexpensive, digitized speech devices
Clinical News-Using TPAs in creative ways
University & Research-Using TPAs as training tools
On the Web-Sites. Strategies for using inexpensive, digitized speech devices
AAC-RERC-Virtues of Virtuality?
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.
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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
ACN: Communication Performance Assessment (CPA) - Vol. 13 #3
(November 2000) This issue is about communication performance assessment (CPA) in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
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Expert Opinions-A consensus of experience
Clinical News-Use of CPA in AAC
Equipment-ADL in AAC devices
Governmental-Heads up!
AAC-RERC-CADL on CPA
Resources
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: What's an RERC? - Vol. 5 #1
(June 2000) This issue focuses on the RERC and AAC technologies.
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In the Spotlight - What's an RERC
Message from the Editor
Out and About - Consumers Talk, Researchers Listen
Raves & Reviews - AAC-RERC Across the Ages by Mick Joyce
Friends and Relations - The RERC Family
Topics:

AAC-RERC   Research   Technology  
ACN: AAC in Young Children - Vol. 12 #6
(December 1999) This issue focuses on the use of AAC with young children. It summarizes the results of an ACN survey about the use of AAC with very young children whose speech is delayed.
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Clinical News-AAC approaches for infants and toddlers
University/Research-Role of speech input and output in effective AAC treatment
Equipment-For young children
AAC-RERC-Improving AAC technologies for young children
Resources & References
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: Auditory Scanning - Vol. 11 #4 & #5
(October 1998) This issue focuses on Auditory Scanning, a communication technique designed to address the needs of individuals with severe speech, motor and visual impairments.
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Clinical News-Auditory Scanning(AS)
On the Web-AS Website and AS list serv
Equipment-AS devices and features
For Consumers-A survey of 28 AS users
Case Examples-A closer look
The AAC-RERC-AAC-RERC goes "virtual"
Governmental-Medicare and AAC devices
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.
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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: 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
ACN: The Arts and AAC - Vol. 10 #5 & #6
(December 1997) This issue explores the important role of the arts (music, visual arts, performing arts, literature) in the lives of individuals who have severe speech and/or writing difficulties.
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For Consumers-AAC users and the arts
Clinical News-The arts in intervention
Equipment-Arts and technology in AAC
Exemplary Programs-Very Special Arts
Governmental-National Standards for Arts Education
ACN: Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs) - Vol. 10 #3 & #4
(August 1997) This issue highlights breakthroughs in speech synthesized and digitized technology, which have opened doors to communication for people around the world.
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For Consumers-Speech output: Seven AAC users
Clinical News: Speech output: Four clinical programs
Governmental-Medicare AACtion: A systems change initiative
University & Research-Speech output: What the research tells us
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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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
ACN: AAC and the Internet - Vol. 9 #6
(December 1996) This issue considers the emerging relationship between people who use AAC and the Internet.
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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: 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
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).
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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
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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: 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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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: Angelman Syndrome - Vol. 8 #3
(June 1995) This issue focuses on the use of AAC techniques and technologies with children who have Angelman Syndrome (AS).
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For Consumers - Angelman Syndrome (AS) & AAC
Clinical News - Augmentative communication across the life span in AS
Equipment - Low and high tech strategies across the life span
Governmental - Support groups for persons with AS
University & Research - What are the questions?
ACN: Repetitive strain/Stress Injuries and AAC - Vol. 8 #2
(April 1995) This issue highlight the risks associated with using computers and AAC devices, and advocates for the use of approaches that will protect AAC users from repetetive stress injuries (RSI) throughout their lives.
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For Consumers - Repetitive strain injuries and AAC
Clinical News - Finding safe controls: Considerations that guide decisions
Equipment - On-screen keyboards: More options
Governmental - Safety at work and in school
University & Research - The adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto
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
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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
ACN: Families and AAC - Vol. 7 #6
(December 1994) This issue focuses on families and AAC
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For consumers - Defining the term "family"
Clinical News - Family-centered: A shifting policy
Equipment - Tips for practitioners
Governmental - Impact of AAC devices on family functioning
University & Research - ISAAC's 1994 Research Symposium: Session on family-focused research
ACN: AAC and Vision - Vol. 7 #5
(September 1994) This issue focuses on sight and seeing.
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For Consumers - The ABC's of vision in AAC
Clinical News - Seeing: Issues and practices in AAC
Equipment - Symbols and devices for persons with Visual Impairment
Governmental - Groups solving problems
University & Research - RERC on Sensory aids at Smith-Kettlewell
ACN: Dynamic Displays - Vol. 7 #2
(March 1994) AAC devices are bringing more computer memory, smaller components, intelligible speech, high-resolution displays and color graphics to the field.
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Dynamic Displays - Dynamic Displays: An option for accessing language
Speech Output - Intelligible & affordable: A focus on recorded speech
Auditory Scanning - Characteristics of auditory scanning devices
Portability - It's smaller than a bread box and it talks, It's a ...!
Companies & devices - How to contact manufacturers of AAC devices
ACN: Cerebral Palsy - Vol. 6 #5
(November 1993) This issue focuses on people with cerebral palsy (CP)and the major challenges and barriers they face every day.
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For Consumers - Cerebral Palsy (CP): What it means
Clinical News - A changing role: AAC and people with cerebral palsy
Equipment - Desired AAC device features
Governmental - The International Cerebral Palsy Society (ICPS)
University & Research - Drooling or sialorrhea
ACN: Cultural Diversity and the AAC Community - Vol. 6 #2
(May 1993) This issue is about culture, language, cultural diversity and acculturation.
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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: Communication Displays - Vol. 6 #1
(March 1993) This issue focuses on the design and construction of low-tech communication displays
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For Consumers - Low-Tech communication displays: Are we considering everything?
Clinical News - Designing displays: Hints and Examples
Governmental - Examining the cost factors in low tech devices
Equipment - Technology: Its constraints and extraordinary benefits
University and Research - AAC Program at Penn State University
ACN: AAC with People on Trachs and Mechanical Ventilators - Vol. 5 #6
(November 1992) This issue discusses the use of AAC with people on trachs and ventilators
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For Consumers-Snapshots of four people dependent on trachs and ventilators
Clinical News-Service delivery considerations:ICUs, ventilators & trachs for adults and children
Equipment-Equipment options: Speech and non-speech AC devices
Governmental-Practices in Eastern Europe: Observations from Carolyn Watkins
University & Research-The Rehabilitation Engineering Center, Children's Hospital at Stanford
ACN: Hearing and Listening - Vol. 5 #5
(September 1992) This issue focuses on the importance of considering the status of hearing and listening for each individual who uses AAC techniques.
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For Consumers-Consideration of hearing and listening for persons who use AAC techniques
Equipment-Beyond hearing aids: Assistive listening devices
Clinical News-Strategies for enhancing hearing and listening
Governmental-Americans with Disabilities Act Titles II and III: Implications for people with communication problems
University & Research-What AAC manufacturers could do to enhance listening
ACN: Abandonment of Equipment - Vol. 5 #3
(May 1992) This issue advocates for taking a "mindful" approach to the "widespread anecdotal reports of consumer dissatisfaction and the frequent abandonment of prescribed technological solutions" and look beyond the surface to explain how and why people may use AAC equipment over time.
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For Consumers - Abandonment of assistive technology: What consumers know and professionals need to find out
Clinical News - Assistive technology selection: Making it a consumer responsive process
Equipment - Performance evaluations: What's it all about?
Governmental - Some do it! Protecting consumers
University and Research - Request REC Equipment Evaluation and other projects National Rehabilitation Hospital
ACN: Speech Recognition Systems - Vol. 5 #1 & #2
(January 1992) This issue highlights the use of speech recognition systems for persons with complex communication needs
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Equipment - The ABC's of Speech recognition systems
For Consumers - Applications of Speech recogntion for persons with disabilities
Clinical News - More about applications for persons with speech impairments
University and Research - Research priorities. Where will they lead?
Governmental - Priorities for the 1990s: Resolve to make a difference!
Topics:

Research   Technology  
ACN: Telecommunications - Vol. 4 #4
(July 1991) This issue focuses on telecommunications for persons with severe speech impairments.
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For Consumers - "Ring a ling a ling:" Is anyone there?
Equipment - Dimensions of telecommunication technologies
Clinical News - Strategies for tele-communicating
Governmental - World Institute for Disabilities: Blue Ribbon Panel on telecommunications
University and Research - COST 219 and other European Projects
ACN: Teaching People about Communication Devices - Vol. 4 #3
(May 1991) This issue is about how to teach people with complex communication needs to operate communication devices.
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For Consumers - Operational competence: An important perspective
Equipment - Manufacturer support to professionals and consumers
Clinical News - Issues related to technology training and trainers
Governmental - Increasing access to equipment
University and Research - Michigan State's Artificial Language Laboratory
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: 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.
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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: The Role of Rate in Communication - Vol. 3 #5
(September 1990) This issue focuses on the slow rate with which messages are constructed and conveyed by individuals who use communication aids and techniques and consider how "rate" affects factors relate to communication competence, but do not define competence.
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For Consumers - Examining issues of rate and rate enhancement in AAC
Clinical News - Rate enhancement: Clinical considerations and strategies
Equipment - Current products with features designed to increase the speed of communication
Governmental - AAC's governing body: ISAAC's 4th Biennial meeting
University and Research - Rate enhancement techniques: Keystroke savings, learning, & functional use
ACN: AAC with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children - Vol. 3 #1
(January 1990) This issue focuses on the application of AAC with infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
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For Consumers - AAC...A viable approach to prevention
Clinical News - How the experts see it. Goals, strategies, and guidelines for early AAC intervention
Equipment - Tools of the trade: It's all in the application
Governmental - Australia's AAC community: The state of Victoria
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: 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.
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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.
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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: 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: The Process of Vocabulary Selection - Vol. 1 #5
(November 1988) This issue is about the process of vocabulary selection, particularly for individuals unable to spell. It also addresses auditory scanning techniques.
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Clinical News - Vocabulary Selection: Issues, Techniques, and Tips
Equipment - Auditory Scanning Techniques: Listener-Assisted and Automatic
University and Research - Augmentative Communication Service - Ontario, CANADA
Governmental - States in the USA Prepare for Change
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!"
ACN: Light Pointing - Vol. 1 #2
(May 1988) This issue features the use of light pointers.
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Clinical News - Light pointing - Abandoned too soon? Opinions and suggestions from the field
Equipment - Light pointers - features and commercial products
For Consumers - USSAAC - the U.S. Chapter of ISAAC
Governmental - The Tech Bills: a time for action
University and Research - Purdue University's AAC Program
ACN: Speech Output - Vol. 1 #1
(March 1988) This issue focuses on speech output technologies and their use in AAC tecnologies.
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Equipment- Speech output: Portable communication aids in 1988
Clinical News - Strategies for implementing augmentative communication in the classroom
For Consumers - Technology resource centers supported by Apple, Inc. and IBM, Inc.
University and Research - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Barkley Memorial AAC Center
Governmental - Federal legislation that could improve service delivery in AAC
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