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

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