AAC Boot Camp - Module 1

Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

This first module offers a brief overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). We unpack the definition to learn more about different types of AAC tools and systems that range from lite-tech to mid-tech and high-tech tools. Time is spent discussing the specific elements that ensure communicative competence, including operational, linguistic, social and strategic competence. 

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Download the handout to have to view while you watch the Module 1 video.

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Watch the Module 1 video below (9:37):

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Read the following 6 articles:

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3.

Watch “Only God Could Hear Me” (1:03:36):