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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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week and 5x1-hr tutorials/semester

Assessment

mid semester exam 90 mins (50%) and end semester viva 20 mins (50%)

Textbooks

Beukelman DR & Mirenda P, (2012) Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults, Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, Baltimore

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

CSCD1032

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