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ERIC Number: ED375547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-2
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices on Family Functioning: An Examination of Current State Assessment and Prescriptive Practices.
Parette, Howard P., Jr.; And Others
This study evaluated the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment and prescriptive practices currently used in various states, through a survey of project directors in all 50 states receiving funding under the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1994. The survey instrument assessed directors' knowledge of AAC assessment and prescriptive practices for young children (ages birth to 3) with disabilities and focused on extent of family involvement in existing AAC assistive technology services. Analysis of returned surveys (N=38) are reported for the following areas: service provided during or subsequent to AAC assessment processes; role of families; general factors considered during evaluation; family issues; child characteristics; technology characteristics; and service system characteristics. Analysis indicated that many states consider family issues in the AAC assessment processes, though to a lesser extent than more traditional factors such as child, technology, and service system characteristics. Attached tables detail survey results. Contains 96 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act