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ASC 823X Augmentative Communication
Telecommunications for Persons with Physical Limitations
Kelly Arlene George
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: Role of Telecommunication in Normal Life
    1. Kinds of telecommunication
    2. Examples of physical limitations which restrict normal telecommunication experiences
  2. Matrix of abilities and telecommunication component requirements
  3. Legal considerations: State, Federal, and International
  4. Products that address various telecommunication needs.
  5. Case Studies of persons with disabilities and how they have solved challenges to their telecommunication needs
    1. Nonspeaking
    2. Deaf
    3. Deaf and Blind
    4. Marginal intelligibility
      1. Speech-to-Speech and the work of Dr. Robert Segalman
      2. Michigan Relay Service providing STS service
  6. Personal Research Project Involving the solution to a telecommunication deficiency.
  7. Conclusion and Recommendations for Clinical Practice

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
Dr. Robert Segalman

Telephone companies: Ameritech, SBC