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ASC 823X Augmentative Communication
Augmenting Artistic Expression for Persons with Physical Limitations
Julie Lynn Phillips
March 3, 2004

  1. Length of Presentation 25 minutes including final quiz
  2. There will be a quiz of 5 questions given out at the beginning of the presentation, with the answers given at the end. The quiz will be on a handout, with the answers written somewhere (upside down, other side, etc....) 
  3. Presentation should be rich in audiovisual content: e.g., video, slides, handouts. The materials can be presented in PowerPoint format with video and audio and animations, etc. 
  4. The presentation, including video files, can be put on a CD-ROM and distributed to fellow students. 
  5. While you are preparing your presentation, you are encouraged to place materials, including this Prolegomena, on the web, through our web site. This is an important part of our course, since it fosters team participation. 
  6. Rehearse and time your presentation. JBE will be forced to use the "HOOK" if you go over even by 1 nanosecond! 

  1. Introduction:
    Why artistic expression is important in the field of AAC. Role of artistic expression.

  2. How physical limitations restrict access to artistic expression and artistic experiences.
  3. Some case studies of solutions
    1. Richard Carlson: Morse code via sip-and-puff and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
    2. Snoopi Botten: Using DECtalk to sing
    3. John Dugan (computer animation)
    4. Leigh Campbell-Earl (poetry)
  4. Commercial products for enhancing artistic experience
    1. Software
    2. Hardware
  5. Personal Research Project
  6. Conclusion: Recommendation for Clinical


Artificial Language Lab, MSU (including videos of young children)

MATR (Michigan’s Assistive Technology Resource) 
MATR , 1023 South U.S. 27 St. Johns, MI 48879-2424 
(800) 274-7426 or (989) 224-0333 /
Alison Walczak, M.A., CCC-SLP Consultant, Ext. 319

CAMA - Communication Aid Manufacturers Association

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)

School-District Based Speech-Language Pathologist: Mary Ann Berthiaume, Jackson County (MI) Intermediate School District