AAC OverviewAT BootcampATIA 2013Behnke, Marotta and Wojcik
Four Functions of Communication Expressing Needs and Wants Exchanging Information Social Closeness Social Etiquette
What is AAC? All forms of communication that enhance       or supplement speech and writing    (ASAH Knowledge and Skills ...
No Tech or Unaided AAC Sign language Gestures Pointing Facial Expression Partner Assisted Scanning Others?
Low Tech Systems Aided modalities No Tech solutions Displays (books, boards, etc.) No Speech output
High Tech Systems Single Message or Multiple Message Text-to-speech Dynamic Display Touch Screen Synthesized speech o...
The iPad!(and other mobile devices)
Dedicated AAC vs. the iPad   Many are based on years of research   Technical Assistance   Warranties   Can be paid for...
Dedicated AAC vs. the iPad   Cost, cost, cost.    ◦ Cost of traditional synthesized speech device      is approximately $...
AAC Apps Consideration   Cost   Pre-loaded Content   Editing   Symbols   Support
TechnologyExplorationGroup Activity #1
AAC Consideration
AAC Consideration Current Communication Skills Cognitive Abilities Vision and Hearing Skills Physical Abilities Behav...
AAC Consideration Communication Environments Communication Partners Training Support Funding Sources Personal Prefere...
Language – Receptive Skills     (comprehension)   Following Directions   Identification Skills   Matching Skills   Nam...
Language – Expressive Skills    (relaying thoughts) Expressing Wants, Needs  and Feelings Directing Tasks Describing / ...
Vocabulary   Core Vocabulary   Extended Vocabulary
I    Want              Go     More       ThatYou   Like              Stop   All Done   HereIt    Mine              What   ...
AAC Symbols   Objects   Photographs   Realistic Pictures    ◦ Color    ◦ Black and White
AAC Symbols   Line Drawings    ◦ Color    ◦ Black and White   Alphabet / Spelling
AAC Implementation          Environmental Adjustments          Facilitate Interaction Styles             ◦   Least to Mo...
AAC Implementation                       DynaVox Implementation ToolkitGroup Activity     #2         http://www.dynavoxtec...
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  • PECS, other picture based systemsAlphabet BoardsSimple Static Display Devices
  • DynaVox, PrentkeRomich Company, Tobii, others?
  • Pre-Loaded content – how many content buttons come pre loadedEditing: can it be edited; how easy is it to editSymbols: what symbols come pre-loaded; can other symbols / pictures be used
  • Goal – move beyond nouns Move from labeling things to talking about thingsCore: Core vocabulary is the relatively small number of words that constitute the vast majority of what is said normal communication. With a few hundred words, a person can say over 80% of what is neededExtended: Words related to specific conversations, environments, activities
  • Symbol Selection (Carol Goosens)Developmental level of 12 months and younger=real objects12-18 months=photos18 months and older=line drawing with text labelsPrinted word aloneDUAL REPRESENTATION: in a classroom with children who vary developmentally, use dual representation symbols with photo on one side and a picture on another.
  • Symbol Selection (Carol Goosens)Developmental level of 12 months and younger=real objects12-18 months=photos18 months and older=line drawing with text labelsPrinted word aloneDUAL REPRESENTATION: in a classroom with children who vary developmentally, use dual representation symbols with photo on one side and a picture on another.
  • Explore the dynavox toolkit and add comment thru today’s meet on effective supports located there
  • AT Bootcamp - AAC

    1. 1. AAC OverviewAT BootcampATIA 2013Behnke, Marotta and Wojcik
    2. 2. Four Functions of Communication Expressing Needs and Wants Exchanging Information Social Closeness Social Etiquette
    3. 3. What is AAC? All forms of communication that enhance or supplement speech and writing (ASAH Knowledge and Skills for AAC Service Delivery, 2001)
    4. 4. No Tech or Unaided AAC Sign language Gestures Pointing Facial Expression Partner Assisted Scanning Others?
    5. 5. Low Tech Systems Aided modalities No Tech solutions Displays (books, boards, etc.) No Speech output
    6. 6. High Tech Systems Single Message or Multiple Message Text-to-speech Dynamic Display Touch Screen Synthesized speech or digitized speech
    7. 7. The iPad!(and other mobile devices)
    8. 8. Dedicated AAC vs. the iPad Many are based on years of research Technical Assistance Warranties Can be paid for by Medicaid/insurance/Medicare Most come with a wide variety of access methods Durability Regional Sales Rep
    9. 9. Dedicated AAC vs. the iPad Cost, cost, cost. ◦ Cost of traditional synthesized speech device is approximately $8,000. ◦ Traditional digitized: approximately $2,500. Weight Appearance Others?
    10. 10. AAC Apps Consideration Cost Pre-loaded Content Editing Symbols Support
    11. 11. TechnologyExplorationGroup Activity #1
    12. 12. AAC Consideration
    13. 13. AAC Consideration Current Communication Skills Cognitive Abilities Vision and Hearing Skills Physical Abilities Behavioral Considerations
    14. 14. AAC Consideration Communication Environments Communication Partners Training Support Funding Sources Personal Preferences
    15. 15. Language – Receptive Skills (comprehension) Following Directions Identification Skills Matching Skills Naming / Labeling Imitation Tasks Task Sequencing Answering Targeted Questions (Lee, 2011)
    16. 16. Language – Expressive Skills (relaying thoughts) Expressing Wants, Needs and Feelings Directing Tasks Describing / Commenting Engaging in Social Routines Asking Questions (Lee, 2011)
    17. 17. Vocabulary Core Vocabulary Extended Vocabulary
    18. 18. I Want Go More ThatYou Like Stop All Done HereIt Mine What Help Away 15 symbols core
    19. 19. AAC Symbols Objects Photographs Realistic Pictures ◦ Color ◦ Black and White
    20. 20. AAC Symbols Line Drawings ◦ Color ◦ Black and White Alphabet / Spelling
    21. 21. AAC Implementation  Environmental Adjustments  Facilitate Interaction Styles ◦ Least to Most Prompting ◦ Student Directed Activities ◦ Action Pause Action ◦ Natural Consequences
    22. 22. AAC Implementation DynaVox Implementation ToolkitGroup Activity #2 http://www.dynavoxtech.com/implementation-toolkit/
    23. 23. Questions?Comments?

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