HS-630: Assistive Technology for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

3 credit hours
Integrative Assistive Technology devices that facilitate an individual’s communication are referred to as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and include speech generating devices. ACC devices are used to assist individuals in expressing thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. Varied low tech and high tech devices can assist individuals in communicating their needs. This course allows students to engage in tasks and activities to gain an understanding of AAC devices and to increase competence in the use augmentative communication system components in various environments including health and educational settings. Students will discuss application of appropriate communication systems or strategies. Additionally, students will conduct an interview using an augmented communication device.