As speech and language pathologists we have dedicated our careers to the service of individuals who have complex communication needs and their teams. We recognize that communication is the true gateway to all life opportunities, including employment. From our vast clinical experiences, we have found continued need for innovative methods to provide information to individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and their team members.
Having information available when it is needed is critical to the success of individuals who use AAC in employment and other settings. New technology now makes it possible to provide critical information and training in faster and more flexible formats, including multi-media, downloadable resources, such as podcasts. This pilot project aims to explore the feasibility of using podcasting, a new multi-media tool, to increase the timely and consistent access to critical information and training related to supporting the communication of individuals who use AAC in the workplace.
This project is sponsored by the Waisman Center, University for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in conjunction with the Communication Development Program (CDP), Communication Aids & Systems Clinic (CASC), and the Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin Speech & Hearing Clinic.
Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant CFDA # 93.768, Department of Health Services/Pathways to Independence.
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