Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic area include those that focus on any aspect of AAC, including its use across the lifespan with individuals who have complex communication needs secondary to a wide range of developmental and acquired conditions. Sessions in the AAC topic area include ways in which existing and emerging technologies, strategies, and techniques are used to enhance the language development, quality of life, and independence of individuals with significant communication challenges across service delivery settings. Proposals describing clinical advances, professional issues, practice barriers and solutions, assessment and intervention research, theoretical models, and effective collaboration, are encouraged. Interprofessional education, practice, and/or research that addresses the implementation of interprofessional competencies within curricular or practice models or the evaluation of collaborative care outcomes specific to AAC should be included in this topic area.
Proposals that include but do not focus on AAC should be submitted to the primary topic area. See the following examples: