Construct Validity of the AAC-Aphasia Framework: Partner Dependent and Independent Communicators

Lasker, Joanne and Garrett, Kathryn (2010) Construct Validity of the AAC-Aphasia Framework: Partner Dependent and Independent Communicators. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The AAC-Aphasia Categories of Communicators describes interactive communication ability and patterns of AAC strategy use in individuals with severe aphasia. The tool delineates partner-dependent communicators, those who require cueing or assistance to utilize strategies in addition to or other than speech, and independent communicators, those who can utilize strategies without assistance. Three groups of raters – speech language pathologists (SLPs) with AAC expertise, SLPs with limited AAC experience, and masters students in speech-language pathology – viewed videotapes and written samples generated by six participants with aphasia. Preliminary results suggest that raters accurately identified communicators with severe aphasia as partner-dependent or independent.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2137

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