Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
OT’s Role in Literacy Learning for Children Who Use an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ, USA
  • Advanced Therapy Solutions, Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Advanced Therapy Solutions, Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Advanced Therapy Solutions, Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
OT’s Role in Literacy Learning for Children Who Use an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505176. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7202
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505176. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7202
Abstract

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