A Missing Link: People, Practice, and Some Precarious Research!By Higdon, Carolyn Wiles, EdD, CCC-SLP; Higdon, Lawrence W., MS, CCC-A; Topics in Language Disorders, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 5-17
Publication Date: January/March 2004
Article discusses ways to cope with conflicting views of the research and clinical communities regarding clients’ augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs. This missing link often leads to an unrealistic picture of the AAC user, creating a top-down effect of limited outcomes, reduced funding, and clinical applications that do not support evidence-based practice. The authors discuss how to accomplish the missing links toward evidence-based practice in AAC, and maintain that the right to communicate and to communicate as effectively as possible is the cornerstone practice and use of AAC.
Published by: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins (Website:http://www.lww.com)