Synopses & Reviews
This moving and sometimes humorous compilation of essays and poetry written by people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) will provide invaluable insight for speech-language pathologists, personal assistants, educators, and families -- anyone who needs to understand the everyday experiences of those who face the challenge of using AAC.
This essential collection gives readers the opportunity to heat AAC users talk about their lives. Twenty-eight diverse individuals who use AAC, from teens to senior citizens, give first-person accounts of how living with AAC has affected them, what using AAC is all about, and what works (and doesn't work) for them as they face the daily challenges of communication. For speech-language pathologists, personal assistants, educators, and families, these touching and humorous stories give insight into how to improve communication supports for AAC users, from AAC users themselves.