Note: This program's content is available free of charge, with an optional CEU component. Purchase the CEU test here, and access the program at the link below. You will receive a link to the CEU test by e-mail when your purchase is complete.
Content available from: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This program introduces viewers to basic AAC strategies for immediate application with school-age children with significant intellectual disabilities. Fundamental issues facing clinicians serving emerging communicators are illustrated through case studies and supporting research. After introducing viewers to basic terms in the field, this program reviews recommended practices in adopting aided and unaided modes of communication, the uses and limitations of technology, and the role of communicators and their partners in effective interventions.
This web workshop includes recorded lectures, interactive exercises, video clips, additional resources, and an exam.
You will be able to:
- describe and analyze the relative advantages and disadvantages of different components of AAC, including the modes involved and the types of access methods available
- list a variety of communication functions that AAC should be designed to fulfill, as well as some practical ways to achieve those functions
- apply the skills you gained from the course to a case study of a child with intellectual disabilities, designing an intervention for a hypothetical child, and justifying your decisions
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
Instructor Disclosure: Not available. The content for this program was developed and published prior to the ASHA Continuing Education Board requiring instructional personnel to provide financial and nonfinancial disclosure statements.