Augmentative and alternative communication

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  • Augmentative And Alternative Communication (AAC)

    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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  • Effects Of Augmentative And Alternative Communication

    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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  • Assignment 1: Article Analysis

    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

    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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  • Current Levels Of Educational Performance Case Study

    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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  • The Importance Of Communication In Special Education

    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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  • Aphasia Rehabilitation Case Study

    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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  • Mathematic Classroom Observation Report

    List any type of augmentative or alternative communication used by the learner (e.g., communication boards, signing, AlphaSmart keyboard, optical-character-recognition devices, speech generation technology). [Although several of the students in our MID/MOID classes at the high school use some type of assistive technology to help with augmentative or alternative communication, the focus learner does not require support with communication. He is able to communicate quite effectively with his peer…

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  • Inclusion And Restrictive Environment Analysis

    Some children have a harder time to communicate due to numerous reasons that delay their speech. For this reason, I would integrate AAC systems in my classroom for a child who cannot communicate verbally. I would introduce basic ASL (American Sign Language), use pictures for queues and/or electronic communication boards that display communicative messages in form of writing, pictures, lines and letters. From experience I find pictures with basic sign helps children and teachers communicate. If a…

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  • Cerebral Palsy Case Study

    This definition describes CP as a heterogeneous condition in terms of type and severity of impairment. As a disorder of development, this implies the motor impairment that is manifest very early in development. The core features of CP include, abnormal patterns of movement, posture and regulation of muscle tone. Neurodevelopmental impairments affect adaptive and sensory functioning, learning, communication, behavior and even seizures. (Martin Bax, 2005) Cerebral Palsy is the most common…

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