Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute and Critical Care Settings

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Acute and Critical Care Settingsby Richard Hurtig and Debora Downey

A practical text on the implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication/Assistive Technology in hospital venues, AAC/AT in Acute Care Settings, reviews the more traditional use of AAC and expands it into the acute and critical care arenas. It is a how to handbook filled with protocols, realistic solutions for implementation across hospital units and rich case examples that provide validation of the efficacy of AAC with the acute care population. This text is an ideal resource for speech-language pathologist considering expanding their hospital practice to include patients who experience temporary or permanent loss of oral language due to trauma, neurological changes or surgical interventions.

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