Lifelong Disability and AAC (CSCD3076)
UNIT OF STUDY
Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with complex communication needs across the lifespan and in a variety of residential, educational, employment, and community settings. Students will learn about common developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorders, their impact on communication and the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems. This unit prepares students to work in a collaborative team and apply a client-focused functional approach to assessment and intervention for people with complex communication needs.
Further unit of study information
1x2-hr lecture/week,12x1-hr tutorials weeks 2-13
group presentation and handout (20%) and client assessment (40%) and case-based final exam (40%)
Johnston, Susan S. et al. (2012). AAC strategies for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities. Paul H. Brookes Pub, Baltimore
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Study this unit outside a degree
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