Student Projects
ASC 823X Augmentative Communication
Prolegomena
Lindsey Johnson & Alison Frette
AAC for persons with Aphasia
February 15, 2006


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
I.    Introduction
A.    Definition of Aphasia
B.    Etiologies
C.    Effects on Communication
D.    Populations that typically benefit the most
i.    Broca’s Aphasia
ii.    Global Aphasia
E.    ASHA’s stance on AAC/Guidelines
II.    Special Considerations for AAC
A.    Visual/Perceptual
i.    Recognition of symbols
ii.    Scanning
B.    Motoric
i.    Apraxia
ii.    Dysarthria
iii.    Hemiplegia
C.    Cognitive
i.    Memory
ii.    Attention
D.    Literacy
i.    Pre-morbid status
ii.    Post-morbid status
III.    AAC Devices
A.    Aided vs. Unaided
B.    Partner-dependent vs. Independent
IV.    Case Studies
A.    Case Study 1
B.    Case Study 2
V.    Conclusions with recommendations for clinical practice…Final thoughts.

Resources

Artificial Language Lab, MSU
http://www.msu.edu/~artlang/

Hope Network, East Lansing
http://www.hopenetworkrehab.org/

Beukelman & Mirenda text book

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Division 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
http://www.asha.org/