Augmentative and Alternative Communication Practice in the Pursuit of Family Quality of Life: A Review of the LiteratureBy Saito, Yumiko; Turnbull, Ann; Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 50-65
Publication Date: 2007
Paper summarizes the results of 13 studies that used a family quality of life (QOL) framework to understand the impact of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) practice on the QOL of children who use AAC as well as their entire family. The 5 domains of family QOL include: family interaction, parenting, physical/material well-being, disability-related support, and emotional well-being. Reviewing family perspectives on AAC practices through the family QOL framework provides suggestions to practitioners and researchers for AAC practices that support positive family QOL.
Published by: TASH (Website:http://www.tash.org)