Music and AAC


Music and AAC

bullet A survey was emailed to a large number of Music Therapists inquiring about their current and past collaborative efforts with Speech Language Pathogists as well as about their experiences working with individuals who use AAC systems. Fewer participants reported currently working with SLPs (42.8%), although 50.1% reported currently working with someone requiring some form of AAC. Participants reported a mean level of expertise with AAC of 3.9 on a scale of 1-7. Sharing knowledge was noted as a top benefit of working with SLPs, while scheduling was reported as the most frequent challenge.
bullet Currently we are reviewing music techniques for their efficacy with individuals with complex communication needs requiring AAC

Music and Augmentative and Alternative Communication by John McCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Kamile Geist

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(2014) Music Therapy With Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Requiring AAC: Focus Group Results by John McCarthy, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Kristin Abram

bullet To view this poster, click here Music Therapy with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Requiring AAC

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