Lecture 4 - Technologies for CommunicationPresentation Transcript
Technologies for Communication Lim Hua Beng & Patrick Ker Occupational Therapy School of Health Sciences
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At the end of this lecture, students will be able to:
Describe the options and characteristics of augmentative and alternative communication
Describe technologies for people with sensory impairment
Severe communication impairment – inability to meet their communication needs due to their disability
Augmentative communication – devices used to complement existing comunication abilities
Alternative communication – devices used by a person with no vocal ability
AAC – augmentative and alternative communication
Low tech options
Communication boards/ displays
High tech options
Electronic communicaton devices, voice output communication devices
Using various modes to communicate eg. Low tech options and high tech options
A high tech voice output device
AAC Device Features
Combination of both
Digitised speech (recorded human speech)
Casio Palmtop Impact System With synthesised speech Spelling input Coverage Vocabulary