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Kathryn D.R. Drager - Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Augmentative and alternative communication and severe disabilities: Beyond poverty

Author: Lyle Lloyd; Erna Alant

Book Description:

This is one of the only texts available exploring issues of culture and diversity, including poverty, for individuals with severe disabilities who cannot use speech for communication.  These issues, and their impacts on quality of life, are important global concerns.  This one small 2005 text, along with limited research publications, remain our only resources investigating issues of culture and poverty with this population, in contrast to the high needs across the world.  It has helped to drive my interest in the issues, and to identify new research directions.

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