Christopher Trujillo, Brenda Del Monte, Melanie Conatser, Gina Norris, Carrie Westcott, Tauni Malmgren, Kelly Moritz; OT’s Role in Literacy Learning for Children Who Use an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505196. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7202
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Date Presented 03/28/20
The incidence of disabilities that affect communication in children is on the rise. Disabilities that affect communication often cause other developmental challenges that hinder a child’s ability to develop literacy skills. This exploratory study examines the literacy skills of 179 children who received an interdisciplinary AAC evaluation. Study results describe OT’s role in providing literacy supports to professionals who work with children that use an AAC device.
Primary Author and Speaker: Christopher Trujillo
Additional Authors and Speakers: Carrie Westcott, Tauni Malmgren, Kelly Moritz
Contributing Authors: Brenda Del Monte, Melanie Conatser, Gina Norris
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