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CSD 823X Augmentative Communication

AAC for Individuals with Brain Injuries

Carly Breckenridge

February 6, 2008 (Revised April 27, 2008)

   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!
I.    Introduction
A.  Definition of TBI
B.  Causes of TBI
C.   Effects of TBI on everyday life-specifically communication deficits

II.    Using alternative and augmentative communication devices with persons with TBI
A.    Types of commercial communication devices
B.    Incorporating AAC devices in treatment
C.    The use of AAC devices in rehabilitation
1. Challenges posed by AAC
2. Strategies/ Adaptations used to succeed

III.    Case Study
A.    Description of the TBI, AVM
B.    Story about Brad
C. Outcomes of use of device    

IV.    Conclusion
A    Recommendations for SLP’s and other professionals
B.    Research recommendations for the future

Artificial Language Lab, MSU

Doyle, M., Kennedy, M.R.T., Jausalaitis, G., & Phillips, B. (2000). AAC and traumatic brain injury: Influence of cognition on system design and use. In D.R. Beukelman, K.M. Yorkston, & J. Reichle (Eds.), Augmentative and alternative communication for adults with acquired neurologic disorders (271-304). Baltimore, Maryland: Brookes.

Ebenhoeh, C. Livejournal, Brad Ebenhoeh. http://bradebenhoeh.livejournal.com/ (Apr. 17, 2005- Apr. 14, 2007).

Ebenhoeh, B. & Gillman, E. Interviews for information about Brad Ebenhoeh. March 7th, 2008.

Fager, S.K., Doyle, M., & Karantounis, R. (2007). Traumatic brain injury. In D.R. Beukelman, K.L. Garrett, & K.M. Yorkston (Eds.), Augmentative communication strategies for adults with acute or chronic medical conditions (131-162). Baltimore, Maryland: Brookes.

Mayfield Clinic (2004). Arteriovenous malformations. Retrieved April 11, 2008 from http://www.mayfieldclinic.com/PE-AVM.htm.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) (1998). Traumatic brain injury: Cognitive and communication disorders.