Perspective on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Principal Investigator: Alexandra Da Fonte, Ph.D.

Description

The purpose of the study is to gather information on the perspectives of the family and self-advocate on:

  • (a) the recommendation process of AAC services, supports, and systems;
  • (b) the system selection process; and
  • (c) the training and supports provided post system selection.

The goal is to determine

  1. the perspectives of families and caregivers on AAC system and services;
  2. the perspectives of self-advocates on AAC system and services;
  3. the positive outcomes during and post AAC system and services selection experienced by parents and self-advocates; and
  4. the negative outcomes during and post AAC system and services selection experienced by parents and self-advocates.

By gathering information and variables that lead to positive and negative experience and outcomes of self-advocates and their families or caregivers, we hope to outline key elements to minimize experiences that may be contributing to high levels of device abandonment for professionals.

Link to survey:

Participant Criteria

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Users and Parents

Compensation

You will be entered into a random drawing for one of five $20 gift cards

Visit Requirements

Online Survey 20-30 Minutes

Contact Information

Dr. Alexandra Da Fonte
615.322.8280
alexandra.dafonte@vanderbilt.edu

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2019

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