Technologies and strategies for people with communication problems following brain injury or stroke
Communication problems experienced following a brain injury or stroke not only impact a person’s ability to participate in their desired social and vocational roles but may also impact their ability to participate in decision-making about their care, participate in therapy and receive counseling and education. Many technologies exist, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), which can help increase communication and life participation following a brain injury or stroke. This article will define and describe a variety of AAC technologies and interventions for people with communication problems following acquired brain injury as well as discuss assessment, training and funding issues.
Posted on May 16, 2011, in Research and tagged AAC, augmentative and alternative communication, brain injury, communication aids, rehabilitation, strategies, stroke, technologies, treatment. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.