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Unformatted text preview: 1 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for Individuals with Severe Communication Impairments: Jamie Murray-Branch, MA,CCC Department of Communicative Disorders Clinical Professor [email protected] Who can benefit from Augmentative Communication Systems? People who cannot speak or have significant difficulty speaking People who have difficulty understanding oral language People with writing deficits Distinct Population needs for AAC z Congenital Disorders z Acquired deficits z Degenerative diseases z Short-term dysfunction 2 Common feature is the need for a means to communicate and/or a method for comprehending messages BASIC PREMISE: EVERYONE COMMUNICATES EVERYONE CAN COMMUNICATE Video Example: Jenny Communication: What is it? A reminder…. Unaided Communication Methods – Gesture – Sign – Facial Expression – Body Posture – Reaching, Pointing – Vocalizations (coo, cry) Aided Communication Methods z Low technology systems (manual boards, books, objects) z High technology systems...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COM DIS 110 taught by Professor Weismer during the Fall '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Fall '08