High and Low Tech AAC for a Literate Client with a Slow Degenerative Condition
The patient has Parkinson's disease, which affects his speech. His physical and cognitive abilities, and his literacy are assessed, following which he is tried with three text-based aids.
He is provided with a high-tech aid, and a low-tech aid for days when he is poorly and is unable to access the high-tech aid.
Low Tech AAC Outcome for a Progressive Condition
The patient has MS, which affects her speech and her ability to cope with cognitive loads. Her physical and cognitive abilities, and her literacy were assessed.
Following assessment, high-tech AAC was recommended against, in favour of a low-tech aid.