Augmentative and alternative communication use by people with traumatic brain injury: A review

Lanie Campbell*, Susan Balandin, Leanne Togher

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    Abstract

    The aim of this article is to review the available literature in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) use amongst individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The inability to speak following TBI may be either temporary or permanent. Either way, it is important that an individual is provided with a series of AAC systems that are appropriate for each stage of his or her recovery. For speech pathologists to be competent in assessing and implementing AAC systems to people with TBI, training and support at an undergraduate level and in the workplace are vital.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-94
    Number of pages6
    JournalInternational Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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