Meeting 3

July 21

Overview

During tonight's class we will be discussing students diagnosed with a speech impairment and/or Autism Spectrum disorder. We will work with tools to help these students. We will also participate in a vignette for a student with a speech impairment to identify some DI strategies and AT tools to help the student.


Meeting Objectives

  • Participate in large group discussion regarding students diagnosed with speech impairments
  • Participate in large group discussion regarding students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hands on experience using tools for students diagnosed with a speech impairment
  • Hands on experience using tools for students diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder



Readings

Please review the following readings and resources prior to our meeting. These are found in the readings section of the course in blackboard under course content.



Here you can find the resources and links available for this week's topic.

Resources for students who are diagnosed with a communication disorder

  • AAC basics - Links to a website about AAC basics including AAC feature matching, device breakdown and selection, light tech, high tech, and mid tech devices are also included.
  • AAC intervention strategies - PDF by Carolyn Musselwhite (2008) entitled "Strategies to Increase Success for AAC Users Including Students with ASD". One page description, references & resources for students with Autism.
  • AAC-RERC - A website full of webcasts, publications, and resources dedicated to AAC.
  • AAC Institute - This is a link to a FREE, self study course for individuals who want to learn more about AAC. This is great for beginning teacher, pre professionals, and classroom assistants.
  • AT for students with autism - PDF of a brief description of AT including light tech, high tech, and mid tech.
  • Autism Apps - Autism speaks posts and updates this list of apps for students diagnosed with Autism. All separated by category or skill.
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