SIG 12 Perspectives Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2011
This issue explored common features of online education beneficial to the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Other topics included the use of video modeling and Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECs) for transfer to Speech-Generating Devices (SGDs) as well as techniques to improve spelling and active communication for students using AAC.
You will be able to:
- List 3 elements of online courses.
- Describe 2 challenges to online teaching.
- Explain a strategy for increasing academic integrity in online courses.
- List the steps used to create a video model.
- Identify the advantages of video modeling.
- Describe the limitations of VM intervention.
- Identify the foundational element of PECS as the social approach to and interaction with a communicative partner.
- Identify prerequisites for transitioning from PECS to an SGD.
- Describe features of an SGD that are critical for maintaining current PECS skills and that will allow for continued language growth.
- Identify the importance of accurate spelling for individuals who use AAC and the role that subvocal articulation may play within spelling development.
- Describe the rationale and development of the computerized sounding out.
- Explain the preliminary results and implications for the use of computerized sounding out.
- Implement assistive technology and take data on 200 opportunities for communication a day.
- Discuss the importance of having students use other communicative functions other than requesting.
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