Emergency Preparedness for Individuals who use AAC: Evaluating the utility of the toolkit

Past-President, Yoo Sun Chung, Explains why USSAAC Emergency Toolkit is needed.

USSAAC is collaborating with researchers from Florida State University, George Mason University, Ohio State University, San Jose State University, the University of North Texas, and Binghamton University to better understand preparation for emergencies or disasters for individuals who use AAC.

We need your help! Participants are being recruited for a research study about developing a text-based toolkit for individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). This toolkit is designed to help with disaster preparedness. 

If you are a person who requires AAC or parent/caregiver of a child who requires AAC and be a resident of the state of Florida, Ohio, or California, consider participating in this project.

Time and place: The study will take place online (via video conferencing platform)

Responsibilities: As part of the study, you will be provided with a FREE summary of your current communication skills that will be used to tailor an individualized disaster preparedness plan. You will be partnered with a student clinician and licensed SLP mentor and will meet during scheduled therapy sessions via a video conferencing platform.

If you are interested in receiving a FREE customized disaster preparedness plan, contact:

Want to know more about why this is important? Please listen to USSAAC’s Past President and fellow researcher.

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