Dec 01, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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CSD 6400 - Augmentative Communication


Study of augmentative communication and assistive listening systems. Development of skills in the application of augmentative communication to communication disorders in adults and children. Experience with microprocessor-based technology.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Critically evaluate strengths and weaknesses of different AAC systems, devices, vocabulary and models of service delivery for individuals with complex communication needs.
  • Describe and summarize characteristics of individuals who may benefit from AAC.
  • Design setting-appropriate intervention plans with measurable and achievable goals that meet individual client needs.
  • Develop case history/interview questions for clients and communication partners.
  • Identify, describe, and critically evaluate skills (including linguistic, operational, social, and strategic skills as well as mediating factors) required to build communicative competence and use of (un)aided AAC systems
  • Interpret, integrate, and synthesize information to make appropriate recommendations for intervention.
  • Justify appropriate AAC systems, devices, vocabulary, and models of service delivery to meet the needs of individuals with complex communication needs.
  • Modify evaluation procedures to meet individual client needs.
  • Select appropriate evaluation procedures (e.g., behavioral observations, non-standardized and standardized tests, and instrumental procedures).
  • Select or develop appropriate materials for intervention.
  • Summarize appropriate and consumer-responsive AAC assessment goals, procedures, and tools to identify communication needs of individuals who require AAC, to assess their skills ( consideration of physical, cognitive, linguistic, social factors)
  • Summarize appropriate and consumer-responsive vocabulary selection processes for individuals who use alternative communication modalities (including consideration of the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, and cultural correlates)



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