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Current Issues in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (WEBS1221223)

Course Description

These SIG 12 Perspectives articles provide information on current issues associated with visual processing of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) displays for people with traumatic brain injury, assessment of the expressive language abilities of Spanish-speaking children who rely on AAC, and culturally sensitive approaches to aided language modeling. Readers will be more adept at designing effective AAC displays for adults with traumatic brain injury and at providing AAC services to children from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • explain how adults with traumatic brain injury attend to and visually process grid displays
  • describe methods used to assess the expressive language of Spanishspeaking children who use aided AAC
  • discuss the effects of aided modeling on language expression of children from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds

Assessment Type
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Articles in This Course

  1. Analysis of Attention, Processing, and Visual Search in Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Preliminary Study by Jessica Salley Riccardi, Amber Thiessen, and Jessica Brown, published in SIG 12, Volume 7, Issue 3, June 13, 2022
  2. The Protocol for the Analysis of Aided Language Samples in Spanish: A Tutorial by Gloria Soto, published in SIG 12, Volume 7, Issue 2, April 14, 2022
  3. The Effectiveness of Aided AAC Modeling for Belizean Children: A Case Study by Kris L. Brock and Erlett Thomas, published in SIG 12, Volume 6, Issue 5, October 20, 2021
Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 3.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.35
Item #(s): WEBS1221223
Available Through: August 29, 2027