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ASC 823X Augmentative Communication
Prolegomena
AAC for Persons with Closed Head Injury
Susan Lockwitz and Lindsey McAvity
February 25, 2004

Format
   1. Length of Presentation 25 minutes including final quiz
   2. There will be a quiz of 5 questions given out at the beginning of the presentation, with the answers given at the end. The quiz will be on a handout, with the answers written somewhere (upside down, other side, etc....)
   3. Presentation should be rich in audiovisual content: e.g., video, slides, handouts. The materials can be presented in PowerPoint format with video and audio and animations, etc.
   4. The presentation, including video files, can be put on a CD-ROM and distributed to fellow students.
   5. While you are preparing your presentation, you are encouraged to place materials, including this Prolegomena, on the web, through our web site. This is an important part of our course, since it fosters team participation.
   6. Rehearse and time your presentation. JBE will be forced to use the "HOOK" if you go over even by 1 nanosecond!
Content

A.     Introduction
1. Definition of Closed Head Injury (CHI)
2. How CHI affects speech and language and other modalities of communication (hand movement, etc.)
3. Causes of CHI: physical trauma, diseases, gun shots, lightning, near drowning, falls, car, bicycle, motorcycle, snowmobile
B. Considerations of Design Factors of AAC systems as they relate to the characteristics of CHI users. (memory, range of motion, visual acuity, learning ability, etc.)

C. Case Study (S)
1. Description of case, with background info (illustrated with slides)
2. History of communication, including AAC
3. Goals of present intervention
4. Outcome
5. Prognosis and recommendations
Conclusion
1. Recommendations for clinical practice.
Resources
Artificial Language Lab, MSU
http://www.msu.edu/~artlang/

MATR (Michigan’s Assistive Technology Resource)
MATR , 1023 South U.S. 27 St. Johns, MI 48879-2424
(800) 274-7426 or (989) 224-0333
http://www.matr.org /
Alison Walczak, M.A., CCC-SLP Consultant, Ext. 319

CAMA – Communication Aid Manufacturers Association
http://www.aacproducts.org

Holt (Michigan) Public Schools (Holt High School)
Gloria Hanthorne, MA CCC-SLP
http://scnc.holt.k12.mi.us/