In an effort to further support families and create working definitions in our field, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is inviting S-LPs to complete and share this survey with colleagues working in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
Your participation will help build a foundation for projects to come now and in the future. The purpose of this research is to determine the current practices of certified S-LPs as related to the training and/or coaching of caregivers of individuals who use high-tech AAC devices.
For the purpose of this study, a high-tech AAC device is considered to be a speech-generating device with synthesized voice output. A dedicated device is one that cannot be used for other purposes (i.e. a commercial iPad). These devices are available only at the recommendation of a certified S-LP and have a dedicated software for communication. These devices fall under the category of durable medical equipment.
IRB Approval Date: 2/1/2021 VUMC IRB #210038