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ASC 823X Augmentative Communication

Sarah Thack
AAC Interventions for Moderate to Severely Impaired Dysarthric Speakers
February 14, 2006

   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
1.    Define "moderate to severe dysarthria"
2.    Examples of services provided to this population
3.    Define severely impaired speech and cognition
2.    Profile of one student (J. L.)
1.    Age
2.    Cognitive abilities and impairments
3.    Strengths
4.    Sensory abilities and impairments
5.    AAC used in the past and present
a.    Pros of each
b.    Cons of each
3.    SLP’s Job
1.    Clients who use direct select technique
2.    Accommodations for differences
4.    Speech Samples
1.    Without visual cues
2.    With visual cues
5.    Conclusions

Artificial Language Lab, MSU

Videos and audio clips of client

<>Mary Ann Berthiaume from Lyle Torrant Center, Jackson Intermediate School District, Jackson, MI

Communication Aid Manufacturers Association

205 W. Randolph STE 1830
Chicago Illinois 60606 USA

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       Hustad, K. C., Garcia, J. M. (2005). Aided and unaided speech supplementation strategies: Effect of alphabet cues and iconic hand gestures on dysarthric speech. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48(5). 

       Hustad, K. C., Gearhart, K. J. (2004).  Listener attitudes toward individuals with cerebral palsy who use speech supplementation strategies.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(2).