Students will acquire knowledge of theoretical and practical issues related to working with individuals with lifelong disability. Students will learn how lifelong disability impacts communication and how to support communication accessibility including 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.
2 hours per week lectures, 1 hour per week tutorial, 1 day AAC workshop
mid-semester case base exam (30%), group project with individually assessed submission (50%), group viva examination (20%)
Loncke, F. (2014). Augmentative and alternative communication: Models and applications for educators, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, caregivers, and users. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Inc.
CSCD5064, CSCD5065, CSCD5067