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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.
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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
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Advocacy   Clinical issues   Policy  
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.
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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
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
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
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
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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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

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