PrAACtical AAC Question of the Month: Terminology

December 29, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

PrAACtical AAC Question of the Month: Terminology
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“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.” (W. Shakespeare)

It has always irked me that a field which emerged to support individuals with communication challenges has such a long and complex name. Aug-men-ta-tive and al-ter-na-tive com-mu-ni-ca-tion can get a bit tiresome, particularly in writing. Recently, an AAC scholar asked us to get input on terminology from our PrAACtical AAC readers.

Do you have an opinion about what terminology we should use when writing about AAC concepts, tools, and strategies in textbooks, journal articles, etc? Here’s your chance to weigh in.

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This post was written by Carole Zangari

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