Make Them See You as a Person: Strategies for Improving Patient-Provider Communication As Described by Adults Who Use AAC

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: Individuals who rely on AAC frequently experience difficult interactions with healthcare providers. Individuals with complex communication needs are three times more likely to experience negative medical care events than people without complex communication needs This webinar will describe what AAC professionals can do to support people who use AAC in communicating with healthcare…

Uncensored AAC: Exploring AAC Access to Profanity and Slang

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: Profanity, swearing, and slang are often considered “taboo”, yet they are aspects of social communication. Research even shows that children have a repertoire of 30-40 taboo words when they enter school. There is normative data to reflect use of profanity and other “taboos” across the lifespan. Despite its prevalence in everyday communication, AAC…

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