Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Establishing OT’s Distinct Value in AAC Evaluations for Children With Disabilities
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 / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Establishing OT’s Distinct Value in AAC Evaluations for Children With Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520480. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4202
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520480. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4202
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This translational research study examines data collected from 179 interdisciplinary AAC evaluations for children with disabilities during a single calendar year. The study examines the complex needs of children who receive AAC evaluations and identifies OT’s distinct role in accommodating motor and sensory limitations that inhibit a child’s ability to access a device. Results indicate that children benefit from interdisciplinary AAC evaluations and describe device features OT’s can recommend.

Primary Author and Speaker: Christopher Trujillo

Additional Authors and Speakers: Tauni Malmgren, Carrie Westcott, Kellie Moritz

Contributing Authors: Brenda Del Monte, Melanie Conatser, Gina Norris