Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) provides communication for clients who are non-verbal or difficult to understand. Clients using this technology are often evaluated by a Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in this area. The Occupational Therapy Practitioner is often a part of the evaluation as well, specifically addressing client positioning, access, device placement, mounting and use of the device for other features including control of devices in the environment and a computer.
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- Positioning for Access
- Access Methods Direct
- Eye Gaze
- Switch Access
- Switch Site
- Types of Switches
- Using a SGD to control devices in the environment
- Using a SGD as a computer or to control an external computer
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional for the ACC client on positioning, access, device placement, mounting and use of the device for other features including control of devices in the environment and a computer.
- List 3 different access methods for speech generating devices and clinical indicators for each
- List 3 different reasons for mounting a speech generating device
- Describe clinical indicators for controlling devices in the environment through a speech generating device
- Describe clinical indicators for using a speech generating device for computer functions
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Contact Hours: 6 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
This course is offered for 0.60 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Michelle Lange is employed by RESNA and receives a salary. She receives payments from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course. Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
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