About AAC Devices


Here is an article in Wikipedia that provides extraordinary details about a full range of AAC technologies and considerations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmentative_and_alternative_communication





Here is a resource where you can take free online courses to learn more.


http://www.aacinstitute.org/welcometoaacissp.html

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Welcome to the AAC Institute Self-Study Program!The Self-Study Program (SSP) offers the opportunity to learn about various aspects of AAC that support the goal of the most effective communication possible for the individual. The courses allow individuals to work at their own pace. No fee is charged. There are no prerequisites. All AAC stakeholder groups can find value. All that is required is Internet access.SSP courses are divided into modules. In general, each module is the prerequisite for the next module. Most modules are followed by a quiz. Each quiz must be passed (80% correct answers) before the following module can be accessed.
At the end of each SSP course, the participant can choose to have a Certificate of Completion printed.
CEUsCEUs are available for designated courses without charge.
AAC Institute has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.”
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The firstthree SSP courses are now available and additional courses are under development.
  • NEW! Introduction to AAC

  • (0.3 CEUs, Beginner level)
  • Language-Based Approach to AAC Assessment and Intervention

  • (0.2 CEUs, Intermediate level)
  • NEW! AAC Symbols and Language Representation Methods

  • (0.3 CEUs, Intermediate level)
  • AAC Performance Report: Definition, Generation, and Use

  • (0.4 CEUs, Intermediate level)
(Note: 0.1 CEU = 1 hour)






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Do you believe that communication device users have functional communication? Why or why not?