Graduate Courses

Academic Year 2023-2024

5378. Augmentative Alternative Communication in Speech-Language Pathology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to second year SLHS MA program students, others with permission.

Grading Basis: Graded

Addresses the etiologies associated with severe communication impairments and related physical and/or cognitive-linguistic challenges; instructs on the basic principles of AAC assessment and procedures; identifies potential AAC users, appropriate selection of symbols and vocabulary for no, low, mid and/or high-technology systems, seating and positioning, and access; and instructs on the principles of intervention and implementation of AAC systems within the clinic, school, medical, home and community settings across the lifespan.