AAC Assessment and Intervention for Aphasia: Clinical Tools
This web workshop teaches participants how to use the AAC/aphasia classification system (Garrett & Lasker, 2005) to describe communicators with aphasia. Presenters discuss an AAC/aphasia assessment protocol that includes the Multimodal Communication Screening Task for People with Aphasia and systematic AAC systems trials. Presenters instruct participants in implementing appropriate AAC strategies for partner-dependent, transitional, and independent communicators with aphasia. Additionally, participants learn how to devise appropriate treatment goals across the continuum of aphasia recovery incorporating AAC strategies. Discussion of AAC techniques range from partner-dependent conversational strategies to consideration of voice-output communication systems.
This web workshop includes recorded lectures, interactive exercises, video clips, additional resources, and an exam.
You will be able to:
- list three components of an AAC assessment protocol for people with aphasia
- describe at least one AAC strategy for broad categories of communicators—partner-dependent, transitional, and independent
- illustrate how AAC strategies can be incorporated into treatment goals
- use appropriate clinical considerations when considering voice-output technology
To complete this program, you will need the following plugins:
And one of the following browsers:
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 1.x or later, or Opera 7.11
- Mac OS X: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2, Netscape 7.x, Mozilla 1.x, Opera 6, or Safari 1.0 (Mac OS 10.2x or later only)
- Linux: Konqueror 3.3.1, Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.x
8/18/2011 to 4/14/2014