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ERIC Number: EJ775095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Practice in the Pursuit of Family Quality of Life: A Review of the Literature
Saito, Yumiko; Turnbull, Ann
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v32 n1 p50-65 Spr 2007
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) practice may have both positive and negative impacts on quality of life (QOL) of children with AAC as well as their entire family. Thirteen studies were reviewed to analyze family outcomes and perspectives on AAC practice by using a family quality of life (FQOL) framework comprised of five empirically derived domains in order to identify issues that families perceive as important to their lives. The impact of current AAC practices encompasses all five domains: family interaction, parenting, physical/material well-being, disability-related support, and emotional well-being. Implications are drawn for practitioners and researchers for AAC practices that impact positive FQOL outcomes. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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