Augmentative and Alternative Communication Application for Persons with Severe Acquired Communication Disorders: An Introduction

David R. Beukelman, Kathryn M. Yorkston

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This article is an introduction to five case study reports that illustrate augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions with adults who have severe communication disorders that are acquired. Issues common to the AAC management of a variety of adults with acquired communication disorders are reviewed. In addition, unique AAC issues for persons with amytrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, and stroke are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalAugmentative and Alternative Communication
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989



  • adults
  • augmentative and alternative communication
  • communication disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing

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