ASC 823X Spring 2006 Projects
AAC for children with
Developmental Apraxia of Speech
- Length of presentation 25 minutes
including final quiz
- 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 may be
a handout, with the answers written somewhere on the same sheet of
paper (upside down, other side, etc…)
- The 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.
- The presentation, including video
files, can be put on a CD-ROM and distributed to fellow students and to
- While you are preparing you
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.
- Rehearse and time your
presentation. JBE will be forced to use
the “HOOK” if you go over even by 1 nanosecond!
- Four purposes of communication
- Expression of wants and needs
- Exchange of information
- Social closeness
- Social etiquette
- AAC myths
- What is Apraxia?
- Motor speech disorder
- Common characteristics
- Video clips of children with DAS
- Modes of communication for DAS
- ASL role
- AAC modes
- AAC for DAS
- Needs of children
- Case Studies
- 5 year old, Signed Target Phoneme
- 8 year old, Augmentative
- 6 ½ year old, Macaw Digital
- Other information
- Social Competence
- Family involvement
- Teacher involvement
- Fading out of AAC
- Speech therapy concerns
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