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ASC 823X Augmentative Communication

Jill Dryer, Katie Hartsburg, and Heidi Wagner
Sign Languages and Gestures as a Form of AAC for the Nonverbal, Late Talker, and Normal Developing Child

February 14, 2006

   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!
I. Introduction
A.  Definition of manual communication/gestures.
B.  Manual communication as a type of AAC device.
C.  History of manual communication. 
D. Populations who utilize manual communication.
II. Types of Manual Communication
A.  Fingerspelling
B.  American Sign Language
C.  Manually Coded English
D.  Pidgin Sign English
E.  Cued speech
III. Specific Populations
A.  Late talker
B.  Nonverbal
C.  Normally developing infants
D. Benefits and drawbacks of utilizing manual communication for these specific populations.
IV. Programs/ Therapy resources
A.  Joe Garcia's Sign with your baby
B.  Childrens books:
C. Need other programs

V. Developing your own therapy for a child
A.  Vocabulary:  selecting appropriate signs.
B.  How to teach/train the child.
C.  Guidelines/advice for clinical practice

VI. Conclusion/Wrap-up

Artificial Language Lab, MSU

Bornstein, H. (1990). Manual Communication: Implications for education. Gallaudet Univeristy Press

Fristoe, M. & Lloyd, L. (1979). Signs used in Manual Communication training with persons having severe communication implications. Manual communications and sign languages