Creative workshops for teachers who teach the disabled
Workshops for teachers who serve the disabled to make them familiar with new technologies
Course Start Date: 22 Sep 2014
The course is designed for educators, therapists, occupational therapists and elementary school teachers who are engaged in the service of people with disabilities. The goal is to enable successful education using new methods of teaching children with disabilities.
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. Everybody uses AAC while making facial expressions or gestures.
People with severe speech or language problems rely on AAC to supplement existing speech or replace speech that is not functional. Special augmentative aids, such as picture and symbol communication boards and electronic devices, are available, which help people to express themselves. This will increase school performance, social interaction and feelings of self-worth. The AAC aids and devices are used to enhance communication.
- 15 Live online classes
- 15 Videos
- 15 PowerPoint Presentations
- 30 Documents
2. Forms of AAC
2.1 Unaided AAC
2.2 Aided AAC
4. Access and selection methods
5. Vocabulary organization
6. Rate enhancement strategies
7. Assessment and system implementation
8.2 Language and literacy
8.4 Quality of life
9. Specific groups of AAC users
9.1 Cerebral palsy
9.2 Intellectual impairment
9.4 Developmental verbal dyspraxia
Language of instruction: English