“The Words Get Stuck in My Brain. It Helps Me Get Them Out:” Perspectives on an AAC Aid from Persons with Aphasia

True, Gala and Bartlett, Megan and Fink, Ruth and Linebarger, Marcia and Schwartz, Myrna (2009) “The Words Get Stuck in My Brain. It Helps Me Get Them Out:” Perspectives on an AAC Aid from Persons with Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices carry risk of avoidance or abandonment by persons with aphasia (PWA). Practice in a controlled setting can offset such risks and establish the context for attitudes assessment as a prelude to real-world deployment. This paper reports on an attitudes assessment carried out with seven PWA following extended practice with SentenceShaper To Go, a high flexibility AAC aid now featuring portability. Aphasia-tailored individual interviews were conducted and analyzed by qualitative methods. Results elucidate attitudes towards this AAC aid and, by extension, others with similar properties.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2074

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