Prolegomena CSD 823X Augmentative and Alternative Communication Team 1: Breanna Allor and Andrea Ryba February 1, 2012 Integrating Augmentative Communication in the School Curriculum
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!
a. Role of language in schoolsB. Types of AAC used in school setting
b. Role of SLP in incorporating AAC in classroom
i. Need for SLPs in this area
a. Manual communication/gestures/sign languageC. System selection
c. Picture boards
d. Electronic devices
a. Student’s physical and cognitive abilitiesD. School placements
c. Appropriate vocabulary & pictures vs. words
a. Advantages and DisadvantagesE. Collaboration
i. Specialized schools
ii. Special education classrooms
iii. LRE – general education
a. Staff trainingF. Goals and objectives
b. Family training
c. Roles within the team
i. Student and family
ii. Educating teachers, special education teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals
iii. OT, PT, psychologist, social worker
a. IEPs and incorporating familial attitudesG. Social supports through peer education
a. Promoting social interaction – social groups
b. Peer education – providing in-services
i. Answering the question: How do I communicate with someone who uses AAC?H. Funding
a. Costs of implementing AACI. Conclusion
b. How to obtain funds
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