Dec 01, 2022
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.
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
- 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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