Augmentative and Alternative Communication Use in Children

Green Clock Hours: 1.50

Efficient communication is a life skill that is fundamental to interacting with others for various reasons. Those reasons are why we “use” language to communicate. If a person has no desire to communicate, they simply do not. If the person has reason to communicate but lacks the ability, such as a person who may have recently had a stroke, they may need some sort of assistance in communicating their wants and needs. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA, 2016) estimates that well over two million people with communication difficulties use some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) over their lifespan. This course will explore the different types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices as well as the components of a comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication evaluation. This course focuses primarily on the use of AAC with children. By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently understand and discuss AAC evaluation and intervention. The content in this course is applicable to speech language pathologist in all healthcare settings.



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Efficient communication is a life skill that is fundamental to interacting with others for various reasons. Those reasons are why we “use” language to communicate. If a person has no desire to communicate, they simply do not. If the person has reason to communicate but lacks the ability, such as a person who may have recently had a stroke, they may need some sort of assistance in communicating their wants and needs. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA, 2016) estimates that well over two million people with communication difficulties use some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) over their lifespan. This course will explore the different types of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices as well as the components of a comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication evaluation. This course focuses primarily on the use of AAC with children. By the end of this course, you will be able to confidently understand and discuss AAC evaluation and intervention. The content in this course is applicable to speech language pathologist in all healthcare settings.



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