Speaking Up and Spelling it Out: Personal Essays on Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Melanie Fried-Oken, Hank A. Bersani
Paul H. Brookes Pub., Jan 1, 2000 - Medical - 268 pages
Beyond the typical AAC issues explored in most textbooks, this essential collection gives you the opportunity to hear AAC users talk about their lives. Twenty-eight diverse individuals who use AAC, from teens to senior citizens, give first-person accounts of how living with AAC has affected them. Through their personal essays, poems, and interviews, you'll hear their perspectives on the issues that matter most to them, including education, employment, technology, and family. The contributors reveal what using AAC is all about and what works (and doesn't work) for them as they face the daily challenges of communication. These touching and humorous stories will give everyone insight into how to improve communication supports for the people they care for, from AAC users themselves--order today!
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