In this section, we will discuss speech, followed by explaining augmentative and alternative communication. Then we will go over several types of AAC, such as sign language and picture systems. In particular, we will explain in detail the Picture Exchange Communication System, or PECS, including all the phases and data collection methods involved. Finally, we will touch upon AAC with electronic devices, as well as through the use of spelling, writing, and typing.
Participants will learn:
1) The various types of augmentative and alternative communication systems that may be used
2) About picture exchange systems including how to implement these systems and collect data when targeting this with clients
3) How to increase non-vocal language with the use of electronic devices using forms of communication such as spelling, writing, and typing
Paraprofessionals, Professionals, Family Members