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    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Systems are just one of the many things that allow for people with differences to be able to communicate with others in a different way. According to ASHA, AAC is a way to "compensate for temporary or permanent impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions of individuals with severe disorders of speech-language production and or/comprehension, including spoken and written modes of communication" (ASHA, 2005a). While not everyone is a candidate for AAC, there is a way to decide if someone is or is not and the right device for the person too. Janice Light’s Framework for AAC (1998, 2000, 2003) is a wonderful way to assess whether someone is fit to use an augmentative and alternative…

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    Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC, is a major method of treatment for aphasia. This treatment allows the individual with aphasia to be a conversation partner and engage in communication that may have been limited before treatment. It is crucial with aphasia to begin fostering communication through AAC very early on in the treatment process. These AAC devices can include low-technology device or high-technology devices (Fried-Oken, Beukelman, & Hux, 2011). One type of AAC…

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    Question 1: Flores, M., Musgrove, K., Renner, S., Hinton, V., Strozier, S., Franklin, S., & Hil, D. (2012). A comparison of communication using the Apple iPad and a picture-based system. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 28(2), 74-84. I found this article by performing a search on Google scholar. The article is available for download on Taylor and Francis Online. The search terms that I used were “study” “iPad” “teaching” “disability” and “using”. I chose this article because…

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    Field Observation Paper

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    On September 22, 2016, I completed my field placement observation in a middle school classroom located at The Day School. The heterogeneous group of students that made up the classroom have significant cognitive weaknesses in general learning abilities, functional communication, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, self-care, sensory, and physical development. In addition to their intellectual disabilities, many students in the classroom suffered with health care problems, including…

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    The student requires supervision and 1:1 assistance during transfers, personal care activities and toileting, activities of daily living, dressing, and meal set up and clean up. Although the student speaks with decreased volume and poor articulation, she is able to communicate basic wants and needs verbally. Additionally, she uses an augmentative communication device (AAC) to supplement language and increase functional communication. The student needs additional time to access the pages on…

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    Etiology Of ALS Essay

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    remains unknown; however, there appears to be an existing genetic component associated with this disease. Changes in speech are first seen in patients with bulbar onset ALS. Mixed dysarthria, characterized by a combination of spastic and flaccid features, is generally seen in this population. Regarding communication, people with ALS exhibit a weakened oral musculature and experience atrophy in the tongue and lips, which results in imprecise articulation and reduced intelligibility as the disease…

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    class rooms there are several proficient ways of communication. The children have different ways of communicating with the teacher and vice versa. I am going to talk about the different approaches as a teacher you can make to improve the quality of the way you communicate with the children in your special education classroom. Being in a special education classroom all thought out my high school senior year I was able to see different ways the teacher and aids were communicating with the…

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    receiving a thorough Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA) to fully identify the function and maintenance of her unwanted behaviors. The evaluation should take place over the course of multiple days, settings, and interaction environments. The purpose of the evaluation is to better understand the antecedents and consequences of XX’s unwanted behaviors. After identification, her IEP and intervention plans can be updated accordingly with a new, targeted behavior plan. In regard to recommendations…

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    Communication is essentially the demonstration of exchanging data starting with one place then onto the next. It is the sharing of messages and having connections between people and/or places. There are variety of communication categories that includes spoken or verbal communication which may contain telephone, face-to-face, television, telephone, radio, and other media; non-verbal communication consists of gestures, body language, how we act or dress; written communication comprises of e-mails,…

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    Communication starts at the moment of birth. From birth to adulthood, a person develops a method of communication to communicate with our people. This form of communication is called speech. Now just imagine, a person has an incident that makes him to render his speech slowly as people don’t understand or he just can’t speak at all. This is what happen to a family friend of my father’s. He was a type 2 diabetic and he did not follow the lifestyle that a diabetic is supposed to lead to take care…

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