Original post Jan. 1, 2013, ASHA Leader Online
Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
When was SIG 12 founded?
SIG 12 was founded in 1992. The original coordinating committee included Carolyn Watkins as coordinator and Joan Bruno as associate coordinator. Other committee members were Kathleen Kangas, Arlene Kraat and Gail Van Tatenhove.
How many affiliates does SIG 12 have?
As of last November, 2,609 ASHA members were affiliated with SIG 12. We gained more than 200 new affiliates in 2012.
Why should ASHA members affiliate with SIG 12?
In the assessment for and selection of AAC systems for clients, the iPad and use of apps have had a significant impact on the role of SLPs. Pre-service training in AAC is important for SLPs who work in a variety of settings-for example, schools and hospitals-with people with a range of disabilities.
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How does SIG 12 affect the membership at large?
What are two benefits of affiliating with your SIG that everyone should know about?
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals and why?