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Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems Presentation CANDACE KNAPP SPD-330 JANUARY 19, 2021 PROFESSOR: BETTY SWANEY.
Communication Systems (AAC) Children and even adults use AAC systems. People with severe speech and language problems need to have other ways of communication and that is where AAC Systems come into play. There are two main types of AAC Systems. There is an unaided and aided systems. The unaided system does not need anything except for the person themselves. It uses signs, body language, gestures and facial expressions (Chan,2020) . Aided systems use the assistance of some sort of device. A general tool is a paper or pen. Pointing to letters, words or pictures will speak for the student. A majority of people that use AAC Systems generally use both types of systems to help them communicate with others.
for AAC The phases for assessments are to expands on communication needs model. Helps to design interventions based on functional communication requirements of peers without disabilities (Binger, 2017). Identify participating patterns and communication needs, ID participation barriers, and plan and implements interventions for today and tomorrow, evaluate intervention effectiveness. Phases: I. Initial: Everyday assessments; immediate needs, friends and family II. Detailed: Variety of specialized environments - work, school III. Follow up: Is it still working? Making changes
Features of High and Low Tech Tools and their Purpose in the Classroom . Easy to create an alphabet chart Does not require to be charged Can be used in physical environments Less expensive Can be easily moved from place to place Can be difficult to communicate with others who do not know how to use the tool.

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