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CSD 823X Augmentative Communication
Prolegomena

AAC for Very Young Children

Ashley Blohm

February 11, 2008

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. Define “Very Young”
i. Birth to 5 years
II. Etiologies
a. Cerebral Palsy
b. Autism
c. Genetic syndromes
d. Traumatic Brain Injury
e. Sensory Deficits
III. Intervention
a. Team approach (review everyone that may be involved)
b. Characteristics to consider
i. Motor abilities
ii. Cognitive abilities
iii. Attention span
iv. Medical needs
IV. Types of AAC methods
a. Gestures
b. Pictures Boards
c. Signs
d. Physical Objects
e. Voice Output systems
V. Recommendations for clinical practice
VI. Journal Review
a. Augmentative communication and early intervention: myths and realities



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