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Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Introduction and Assessment

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language
Contact Hours:   7
Registration Fee:   $197

1. Define communication and how people communicate. 2. Differentiate between characteristics of communication devices. 3. Define assistive technology device and assistive technology service and its sub-definitions. 4. Define health literacy. 5. Recognize the need for cultural competencies. 6. Differentiate between choices and rights. 7. Differentiate between aided and unaided approaches regarding AAC. 8. List the goals for AAC. 9. Identify the chronology of AAC Events. 10. Define disability. 11. Identify timeline for ICD-10. 12. Identify the purpose of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health. 13. Identify complex communication needs and the primary diagnosis. 14. Identify and differentiate between disorders of the endocrine, nutritional and metabolic systems. 15. Identify and differentiate between autism and asperger syndrome. 16. Identify and differentiate between diseases of the nervous system and sense organs. 17. Identify and differentiate between diseases of the circulatory system. 18. Define rehabilitation. 19. Identify and differentiate between congenital anomalies. 20. Identify and differentiate between acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. 21. List the goals of AAC. 22. Identify and differentiate between expressive communication disorders. 23. Differentiate between the types of speech outputs. 24. Define needs assessment. 25. Identify and differentiate between language, motor, visual and auditory skills. 26. Define Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE). 27. Identify different contrast methods. 28. Define proprioception. 29. List goals for positioning and mounting. 30. Define sensitivity. 31. Identify and differentiate between the levels of technology. 32. Define P-E-C-A-N-S.

Target Audience
Speech and Language Pathologist, Audiologist, and Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants.

By Patricia Ourand MS, CCC-SLP “Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Introduction and Assessment” ©2010 is offered in cooperation with Pat Ourand. This course is a 7 contact hour video based course. “Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Introduction and Assessment” focuses on populations assessment and general knowledge related to AAC. The case studies presented in this course use clinical reasoning based on the highest level of evidence available. Patricia Ourand MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech/language pathologist who operates a private practice and consulting business, known as Associated Speech & Language Services, Inc., in the Baltimore/Washington area. She holds a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Loyola College, as well as a Master’s degree in Technology for Rehabilitation & Education from the Johns Hopkins University. Pat works as an Augmentative Communication Specialist providing written and verbal Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) evaluations for adults and children with developmental and acquired disabilities. As well, consulting on topics including assessments, funding, and program development is a service of this practice.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM