Family Issues and Assistive Technology Needs: A Sampling of State Practices
A survey of 28 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part H coordinators throughout the nation investigated current assessment practices used to prescribe augmentative and alternative communication devices for young children with disabilities. Few respondents reported that they provided training "to a great extent" in the uses of the devices for the child or family.
Parette, Howard P. Jr. and Hourcade, Jack J.. (1997). "Family Issues and Assistive Technology Needs: A Sampling of State Practices". Journal of Special Education Technology, 13(3), 27-43.