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Last Words, Last Connections: How Augmentative Communication Can Support Children Facing End of Life

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Last Words, Last Connections: How Augmentative Communication Can Support Children Facing End of Life

Costello, J. (2009, December 15). The ASHA Leader.

Communication is the thread that connects us with one another. Without it we are isolated, alone, and unable to affect the world around us. This is particularly true for patients at the end of life, many of whom are severely compromised in their ability to communicate. Speech-language pathologists are gaining increasing recognition for their care of adult patients as they approach the end of their lives. Much less attention is paid to the role SLPs can play in supporting children with communication needs who are facing end of life.

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