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Speech Therapy -> Augmentative and Alternative Communication -> Aided Communication
Aided modes of communication include those approaches that require some form of external support, such as a communication boards with symbols (e.g., objects, pictures, photographs, line drawings, visual-graphic symbols, printed words, traditional orthography) or computers, handheld devices, or tablet devices with symbols that generate speech through synthetically produced or recorded natural (digitized) means.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 1Author: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - AAC is used by people who, some or all of the time, cannot rely on their speech.
Communication/Interaction Development At Mealtimes For the Multiply Handicapped Child: Implications For Use of Augmentative Communication Systems 1Author: Morris, S. - The mealtime setting can be creatively used by the speech-language pathologist to increase the positive interactions between the child and caregiver and to establish the basic prerequisites for the development of communication. Specific program suggestions are provided to enable the speech-language pathologist to utilize the mealtime setting to integrate both vocal and nonvocal communicative objectives.
- Simple Mealtime Sentences 2
- Dragon Pokémon 7
- Hygiene and Body Parts Activity List 2
- Friendship Activity List 2
- Phone conversation ordering a pizza 3
- Farm Song Book 6
- Social story about introducing yourself to a new friend at the pool 2
- How to train your dragon 2
- What do you say when calling 911? 2
- Phone call to the doctor's office to make an appointment 2
- Chi will use AAC device to ask questions or initiate phoneme with SLP/teachers/peersin 4 out of 4 opportunities across 4 consecutive therapy sessions as measured by clinician data and observation to increase expressive language abilities. 2
- Teri will attempt to activate his NEVO device (or other AAC device) 3 times during a therapy session over consecutive sessions as measured by clinical observation and documentation to increase communicative intent. 1
- Cory will use multiple modes of communication to appropriately protest, communicate that she is upset, and request sensory activities/break time to remain calm in 3 /4 opportunities given minimal assistance across 5 consecutive sessions to increase expressive and pragmatic language skills. 2
- Ulysses will use his/her device to answer basic what and where questions based on picture or a short story with 90% accuracy across 3 consecutive sessions to improve language comprehension. 4
- Chadwick will use his SGD to make requests and comment with 80% accuracy given moderate assistance over 5 consecutive sessions to improve functional communication. 2
- Chastity will respond (with eye gaze, vocalizations, participation, etc.) to communicative scripts (ready...set...go), music, or communication with eye contact, vocalizations or gestures with 90% accuracy to demonstrate communicative intent 3/4 consecutive data days as measured by data collection. 4
- Given a field of 4 or more picture icons, Genia will request a highly desired item with 80% accuracy 4 times during a session without tactile assistance to increase pragmatic and language skills. 2
- When given verbal, visuals or gesture prompts, Teri will use 2+ words to describe a picture with 80% accuracy, over 3 consecutive sessions, as measured by observations, data collection and/or standardized testing to increase expressive language skills. 1
- With fading modeling, Jordan will use carrier phrases "I don't want (item or activity)" and/or "I want (item or activity)" using AAC or any multimodal communication when expressing refusal or approval in 3 out 4 opportunities in 6 consecutive sessions, for active participation in everyday life situations. 0
- Carlton will request an object/activity/basic need (e.g. take a break) given visual supports (e.g. field of 3-4 picture symbols) in 80% of opportunities, adjusting level of support as needed across consecutive therapy sessions as measured by clinician data and observation to increase expressive language skills. 1
- During structured clinical tasks/target words, Kelley will produce a variety of consonant-vowel combinations including CVC, CVCV, CVCVC at the word, phrase, and sentence-level and then progress to spontaneous productions, without prompting, to increase his ability to make his wants/needs to be known, with 80% accuracy across 3 treatment sessions. 2
A funny illustrated fill-in story about Willie the Werewolf where kids are asked to fill in specific kinds of words (parts of speech, pieces of clothing, etc.). Includes the original story with 'w'...
20 pages of speech and language activities related to playground/recess. Token reinforcement board with robots also included.Includes activity list
Simple fact sheet explaining common myths about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. Can be used for education regarding the potential benefits of implementing or trialing an A...
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