Augmentative-Alternative Communication & Special Populations

$30.00

This Intermediate level course describes alternate access options in Augmentative-Alternative Communication
(AAC), and their relevance to individuals with cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, Cortical Vision Impairment,
aphasia, Down syndrome, developmental apraxia of speech, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Category: SKU: PDHT-OT-1505

Description

This Intermediate level course describes alternate access options in Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC), and their relevance to individuals with cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, Cortical Vision Impairment, aphasia, Down syndrome, developmental apraxia of speech, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • List at least four alternate access modes for individuals who cannot use direct selection
  • Differentiate between the five major types of cerebral palsy, with attention to their impact on Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) considerations
  • Identify the population typically affected by Rett Syndrome, with attention to its impact on AAC considerations
  • Differentiate between Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) and ocular disorders, with attention to CVI’s impact on AAC considerations
  • List the different forms of aphasia, with attention to its impact on AAC considerations
  • Recognize how AAC intervention can be useful to individuals with Down syndrome or developmental apraxia of speech
  • Recall the benefits of using AAC with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with attention to evidence-based practices
  • Identify ways that the course material impacts the practice of Occupational Therapy

4 CE HOURS