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.
Newsletter Contents: 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
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.
Newsletter Contents: 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
Language Output and Uptake - Vol. 10 #2 (April 1997) This issue focuses on output (the quantity and quality of communication a child produces in natural contexts) and uptake (the extent to which language forms, in concert with other modes of communication, are understood by a child's caregivers and other communication partners).
Language Input and Intake - Vol. 10 #1 (April 1997) The issue informs and challenges the field to pay more attention to the early language learning process, focusing on input (the amount and type of language a child is exposed to overtime in natural contexts) and intake (language the child is able to attach meaning to over time).
Newsletter Contents: Governmental-The intake's connected to the input For Consumers-Language-based paradigms for AAC Clinical News-Language input and intake in AAC University & Research-Comprehending graphic symbols Equipment-A tool for assessing comprehension