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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Augmentative And Alternative Communication: Scope And Peculiarities Of Terms And Concepts In Brazil [comunicação Suplementar E/ou Alternativa: Abrangência E Peculiaridades Dos Termos E Conceitos Em Uso No Brasil]
Author: Shon Chun R.Y.
Abstract: Background: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is expanding in our country, however it is still not a widely recognized practice. Although the term "Augmentative and Alternative Communication" is well defined in the international literature, in our country there is no official and/or accepted version. Aim: to review the terms used in Brazil and to discuss their implications, taking as a reference the policies and recommendations of Isaac - International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Method: a review of national Journals was made, consulting Lilacs and SciELO database, until the year of 2007. Results: the following versions were found: Comunicação Alternativa e Suplementar, Comunicação Alternativa, Comunicação Suplementar e/ou Alternativa, Sistemas Alternativos e Facilitadores de Comunicação, Comunicação Suplementar, Comunicação Alternativa e Ampliada. Conclusion: it is important for a given version/term, besides being adopted by its own use, to maintain the original intended sense and to be in consonance with recommendations/policies of the field it belongs, such as those proposed by Isaac. This is a relevant discussion for the consolidation and strengthening of AAC in Brazil and also for the establishment of descriptors in the field of Health Sciences. © 2009 Pró-Fono Departamento Editorial.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0104-56872009000100012
Date Issue: 2009
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