Technology: Telecommunications Resources for Individuals With Communication Disorders Over 180 million (62%) American adults were using cell phones in 2002 (http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2002/BogusiaGrzywac.shtml). The primary advantage of carrying a cell phone was the accessibility to emergency care when encountering dangerous situations. Literally, it was realized that a cellular phone could save someones life. It was predicted that the use ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2007
Technology: Telecommunications Resources for Individuals With Communication Disorders
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  • Jon Cray
    Central Services Public Utility Commission of Oregon, Salem, OR
  • Juliann WoodsColumn Editor
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Professional Issues & Training / Language Disorders / Technology
Article   |   June 01, 2007
Technology: Telecommunications Resources for Individuals With Communication Disorders
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2007, Vol. 17, 18-22. doi:10.1044/aas17.2.18
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2007, Vol. 17, 18-22. doi:10.1044/aas17.2.18
Over 180 million (62%) American adults were using cell phones in 2002 (http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2002/BogusiaGrzywac.shtml). The primary advantage of carrying a cell phone was the accessibility to emergency care when encountering dangerous situations. Literally, it was realized that a cellular phone could save someones life. It was predicted that the use of cell phones by kids would grow exponentially as the value of cell phones was realized by teens and parents.
Now, it seems that every college student and most teens carry cell phones for everyday communications with friends and family. Many college students do not own land-line phones. All their business is conducted via the cell phone so that it is no longer a luxury, but a necessity to have such a device.
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