ASC 823X Student Projects S06

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ASC 823X Augmentative Communication
Prolegomena
Chas. Pudrith and Krystie Rojek
Morse Code Applications in AAC
February 8, 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. Intro
A. Define
B. Examples of morse code
1. Show alphabet
2. Audio Example
C. Uses in AAC

II. Target Clientele
A. Examples when dexterity of keyboard is too much
1. Head Injury
2. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
3. Cerebral Pales

III. Comparison
A. Advantages
1. Litter Physical exertion required
2. As skill develops, sending codes becomes automatic
3. Can be performed in a variety of positions
4. Rates of 10-25 wpm are common, faster than many scanners
B. Disadvantages
1. Not good for mouse control
a.  Need to use JAWS program
2. Cognitive prerequisite to learn codes

IV. Current Products
A. EZ Morse for windows
1. Explain how it is an Input for Windows
2. Show Demonstration
a.  Free Download
b. No previous knowledge required
B. Darci Card  
1. Explain how it teaches Morse code
2. Show Demonstration
C.  MiniMorse Keyboard and Mouse Emulator
1.  Explain how it is a hardware emulator
2.  Show Demonstration
V. Conclusion
A.  Recommendations for Clinical Practice

Resources


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