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The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the current literature regarding augmentative alternative communication devices (AAC) in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The roles expected of being facilitators of an AAC device may conflict with a family’s cultural identity, values, home-based language, and abilities. This session will provide an overview of the definition, current state, efficacy, and challenges of culturally responsive practices in AAC services. In addition to reviewing the prevalence of AAC in culturally and linguistically diverse communities, facilitator perceptions and competence will be discussed. The literature suggests that cultural identification and literacy are closely tied. These factors should be considered when implanting AAC intervention across the lifespan. Future studies should focus on increased awareness of cultural and linguistic values and their effect on the intimacy of literacy.
AAC, AAC and Culture, Cultural Literacy Identity, Intimacy of Literacy, Linguistically Diverse Communities, Cultural Considerations for AAC, Culturally Responsive Practices
Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology
College of Education and Allied Health
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Master of Science (MS)
Fontbonne University Archives
St. Louis, MO
Ingold, Amy N., "Familial Response to Augmentative Alternative Communication in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities" (2022). 2022 SLP Posters. 9.
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