Election Criteria for the Adoption of an Augmentative Communication System Preliminary Considerations Reports
Reports  |   August 01, 1980
Election Criteria for the Adoption of an Augmentative Communication System
 
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Reports   |   August 01, 1980
Election Criteria for the Adoption of an Augmentative Communication System
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1980, Vol. 45, 408-414. doi:10.1044/jshd.4503.408
History: Received February 20, 1979 , Accepted October 2, 1979
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1980, Vol. 45, 408-414. doi:10.1044/jshd.4503.408
History: Received February 20, 1979; Accepted October 2, 1979

Criteria for determining candidacy for an augmentative communication system are reviewed. Included is a consideration of cognitive, oral reflex, language, motor, intelligibility, emotional, chronological age, previous therapy, imitative, and environmental factors. The multiple factors are arranged on a branching type decision matrix, which yields a decision to either elect, reject, or delay implementation of an augmentative communication system. Case data demonstrating application of the decision matrix are presented.

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