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 pervasive developmental disorders including autism, 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.
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1x2-hr lecture/week and 5x1-hr tutorials/semester
mid semester exam 90 mins (50%) and end semester viva 20 mins (50%)
Beukelman DR & Mirenda P, (2012) Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, Baltimore
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