Course: CD 485. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)
Prerequisites: CD 405 (or equivalent), CD 410 (or equivalent), CD 415 (or equivalent), CD 442 (or equivalent). The study of unaided and aided communication systems and modalities to provide augmentative and/or alternative communication habilitation and rehabilitation to communicatively handicapped individuals. Contemporary microcomputer hardware and software, program development, devices and applications in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are introduced. Library research, using computers and specialized software, and diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures are discussed, along with requirements and methods of clinical documentation. Regular written assignments are required.