Alternative and augmentative communication

Tom Griffiths, Steven Bloch, Katie Price, Michael Clarke

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3 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter includes a history of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and explores its development, key elements when considering AAC such as prevalence of needs, classification of systems, components of systems, important factors in AAC assessment and a section on evidence-based practice and service delivery in the United Kingdom followed by two case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Electronic Assistive Technology
EditorsDonna Cowan, Ladan Najafi
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780128124871
ISBN (Print)9780128124888
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • AAC
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Case study
  • Clinical experience
  • Evidence-based practice
  • High tech
  • Language processor
  • Low tech

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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