AAC & Aphasia: Resources in Support of National Aphasia Awareness Month

June 7, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

AAC & Aphasia: Resources in Support of National Aphasia Awareness Month
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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month here in the US and there is no better time to share some wonderful resources on using AAC with people who have aphasia.

Things to Do In Support of Aphasia Awareness

    1. Read this article on AAC and aphasia by Dr. Joanne Lasker and Dr. Kathryn Garrett
    2. Download some AAC Assessment Materials, also by Drs. Lasker and Garrett
    3. View a recorded webcast on a visual scene AAC project for people with aphasia from the University of Nebraska and free templates for visual scenes
    4. Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a less common form of the disorder and leads to a gradual reduction in language abilities. You can learn more about it here.
    5. View a recorded webcast on PPA by Dr. Melanie Fried Oken.
    6. Check out these free apps designed specifically for people with aphasia.
    7. Download Small Talk AAC apps (free) for people with aphasia
    8. Read some excellent chapters about implementing AAC with people who have aphasia in this prAACtical book.

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