An Immersive Tele-AAC Program
Module 4: Pulling It All Together: Lessons Learned
In this final module all of the content shared is pulled together to ultimately offer a summative answer to the questions, “what did we learn?” The information shared up until this point is represented in a case study, and Hillary and Nerissa parse out some of the most salient take-aways gained from the experience.
Critical thinking questions and learning objectives for this module are:
Define “a menu of options” using your own words;
List various types of asynchronous activities that were mentioned
Detail at least five “take-aways” regarding what needs to be done to help establish a successful online program
We start this module by pulling all of the information together in the context of a case study. Here we learn from Tristan and his mother, Sarah. Sarah is his primary communication partner, and was with him throughout the program. We get to see the variety of tools and how this duo used them to make the program meet both of their needs.
Having gone over how to prepare for and design a comprehensive online tele-AAC program, Hillary and Nerissa step back to reflect on the completed program, and share their major “take-aways” and what they learned.
Nerissa talks about each individual’s ability to do [the program] their own way as being critical, and emphasizes how some of the limitations of online service delivery (like not being able to program devices as readily) actually made way to really focus on communication.
Both clinicians reflect once more on the involvement of parents, and what this meant for everyone involved, including the clinicians, and how their involvement informed practice and impacted outcomes. And, to wrap up, Hillary encourages us to apply what we know about supporting individuals using AAC.
After you have watched the video, think about:
How the variety of curriculum options can better support goal advancement when we get to ask, “what is the goal of the task?”
How can carefully constructed asynchronous, pre-recorded activities impact generalization?
What would your online program look like, what would you do the same, and what would you do differently?
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