Survey for S-LPs: Current Trends in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Training and Coaching

18 February, 2021
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
SAC News
Speech-Language Pathology

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.

Learn more and participate in the survey!
Please direct any questions to

AC Survey Flyer

IRB Approval Date: 2/1/2021 VUMC IRB #210038