Preparing for the future: ageing and alternative and augmentative communication

Balandin, Susan and Morgan, John 2001, Preparing for the future: ageing and alternative and augmentative communication, AAC: augmentative and alternative communication, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 99-108, doi: 10.1080/aac.

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Title Preparing for the future: ageing and alternative and augmentative communication
Author(s) Balandin, SusanORCID iD for Balandin, Susan
Morgan, John
Journal name AAC: augmentative and alternative communication
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 99
End page 108
Total pages 10
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0743-4618
Keyword(s) Aging
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Cerebral palsy
Summary Despite a large body of literature focusing on how the normal aging process affects quality of life, little is known about how aging influences the lives of those who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). This article explores issues relevant to aging and AAC, examining the responses of 78 augmented communicators aged 30 years and older who participated in a larger national survey of 270 adults with cerebral palsy. The survey sought information about health, modes of communication, and access to information. The results indicate that those involved in the AAC field must work with individuals who use augmentative communication to ensure that they maintain their health, well-being, and effective communication as they age.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/aac.
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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