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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.
College of Education and Allied Health
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Communication Sciences and Disorders | Speech and Hearing Science | Speech Pathology and Audiology
Master of Science (MS)
Fontbonne University Archives
St. Louis, MO
AAC, AAC and Culture, Cultural Literacy Identity, Intimacy of Literacy, Linguistically Diverse Communities, Cultural Considerations for AAC, Culturally Responsive Practices
Ingold, Amy N., "Familial Response to Augmentative Alternative Communication in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities" (2022). 2022 Speech-Language Pathology Posters. 9.
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