A Tale of Two Clients: Applying the AAC Acceptance Model We have made great strides in reducing stereotypes and negative attitudes about the rehabilitation potential of older adults. Nowhere is this more evident than in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services. The good news is that speechlanguage pathologists now recognize that AAC is a viable option for older clients. ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2004
A Tale of Two Clients: Applying the AAC Acceptance Model
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Barbara B. Shadden
    Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Marilyn G. McGehee
    Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Article Information
Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Older Adults & Aging / Articles
Article   |   December 01, 2004
A Tale of Two Clients: Applying the AAC Acceptance Model
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2004, Vol. 9, 16-20. doi:10.1044/gero9.2.16
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, December 2004, Vol. 9, 16-20. doi:10.1044/gero9.2.16
We have made great strides in reducing stereotypes and negative attitudes about the rehabilitation potential of older adults. Nowhere is this more evident than in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services. The good news is that speechlanguage pathologists now recognize that AAC is a viable option for older clients. In part, this reflects increased awareness of the breadth of technology options now available. AAC is also more likely to be considered since Medicare began funding such devices for older persons with a variety of communication disorders, including ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and other degenerative neuromotor disorders, as well as aphasia, apraxia of speech, and stroke-related dysarthria.
First Page Preview
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview ×
View Large
Become a SIG Affiliate
Pay Per View
Entire SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology content & archive
24-hour access
This Issue
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access
We've Changed Our Publication Model...
The 19 individual SIG Perspectives publications have been relaunched as the new, all-in-one Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.