Acceptance of augmentative and alternative communication technology by persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Laura J. Ball, David R. Beukelman, Gary L. Pattee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A review of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by 50 persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was completed over the course of 4 years. Ninety-six percent of the participants in this study accepted AAC technology, either immediately (90%) or after some delay (6%), and only 4% (n = 2) rejected AAC technology. None of the participants discontinued use of their AAC technology. Reasons for acceptance decisions were discussed in interviews with study participants and the results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-122
Number of pages10
JournalAAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

Fingerprint

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Technology
Communication
Interviews

Keywords

  • Adult motor speech disorders
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Dysarthria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

Cite this

Acceptance of augmentative and alternative communication technology by persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. / Ball, Laura J.; Beukelman, David R.; Pattee, Gary L.

In: AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.06.2004, p. 113-122.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{fdd4526ac9d24e8390c9a867d230ba63,
title = "Acceptance of augmentative and alternative communication technology by persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis",
abstract = "A review of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by 50 persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was completed over the course of 4 years. Ninety-six percent of the participants in this study accepted AAC technology, either immediately (90{\%}) or after some delay (6{\%}), and only 4{\%} (n = 2) rejected AAC technology. None of the participants discontinued use of their AAC technology. Reasons for acceptance decisions were discussed in interviews with study participants and the results are presented.",
keywords = "Adult motor speech disorders, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Dysarthria",
author = "Ball, {Laura J.} and Beukelman, {David R.} and Pattee, {Gary L.}",
year = "2004",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/0743461042000216596",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "20",
pages = "113--122",
journal = "AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication",
issn = "0743-4618",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Acceptance of augmentative and alternative communication technology by persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

AU - Ball, Laura J.

AU - Beukelman, David R.

AU - Pattee, Gary L.

PY - 2004/6/1

Y1 - 2004/6/1

N2 - A review of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by 50 persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was completed over the course of 4 years. Ninety-six percent of the participants in this study accepted AAC technology, either immediately (90%) or after some delay (6%), and only 4% (n = 2) rejected AAC technology. None of the participants discontinued use of their AAC technology. Reasons for acceptance decisions were discussed in interviews with study participants and the results are presented.

AB - A review of the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by 50 persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was completed over the course of 4 years. Ninety-six percent of the participants in this study accepted AAC technology, either immediately (90%) or after some delay (6%), and only 4% (n = 2) rejected AAC technology. None of the participants discontinued use of their AAC technology. Reasons for acceptance decisions were discussed in interviews with study participants and the results are presented.

KW - Adult motor speech disorders

KW - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

KW - Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

KW - Dysarthria

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=2942640159&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=2942640159&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/0743461042000216596

DO - 10.1080/0743461042000216596

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:2942640159

VL - 20

SP - 113

EP - 122

JO - AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

JF - AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

SN - 0743-4618

IS - 2

ER -