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AAC and Severe Disabilities

Number: CSD-518

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The course will illustrate the role that AAC systems have to play in overcoming barriers to successful communication, education, and participation across the lifespan. Key components of the course will include instruction in selecting, representing, and organizing vocabulary and strategies to encourage the development of communicative competence in individuals who use AAC. Additionally, several significant acquired and developmental disabilities often resulting in severe complex communication needs will be reviewed. 3 credits.