Functional Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Approaches for Severe Aphasia: An Introduction
Note: This program's content is available free of charge, with an optional CEU component. Purchase the CEU test here, and access the program at the link below. You will receive a link to the CEU test by e-mail when your purchase is complete.
Content available from: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This program introduces participants to the AAC/aphasia classification system (Garrett & Lasker, 2005) by illustrating six categories of communicators with aphasia. Within each category, presenters demonstrate specific AAC strategies that can improve communication effectiveness for each type of communicator. Emphasis is given to simple partner-dependent AAC strategies that optimize communication in daily situations, such as Augmented Input and the Written Choice Conversation Strategy. The presenters also offer guidance about how to create and implement simple low-technology, and limited scope high-technology, message systems for people with aphasia, with a focus on techniques that can be accomplished with limited technology.
This web workshop includes recorded lectures, interactive exercises, video clips, additional resources, and an exam.
You will be able to:
- explain differences between partner-dependent, transitional, and independent communicators
- describe strategies, such as Augmented Input, to support comprehension for people with aphasia
- describe strategies, such as the Written Choice Conversation System and simple message storage systems, that facilitate conversational expression for people with aphasia
- describe how partners of people with aphasia can facilitate conversation
To complete this program, you will need the following plugins:
And one of the following browsers:
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or later, Netscape 7.x, Firefox 1.x or later, or Opera 7.11
- Mac OS X: Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2, Netscape 7.x, Mozilla 1.x, Opera 6, or Safari 1.0 (Mac OS 10.2x or later only)
- Linux: Konqueror 3.3.1, Mozilla 1.7.3, Firefox 1.x
8/2/2011 to 4/10/2014