ERIC Number: ED339146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Augmentative Communication Devices: Technology User in the Classroom.
Suddath, Carol; Susnik, Jackie
This booklet introduces voice output communication aids (VOCAs) used by individuals with communication disabilities. It is designed to give a "nuts and bolts" description of how and when to use a VOCA, especially in the classroom, and what to expect. Part 1 discusses the essential "people" factors in VOCA use--the educational team and the student. Part 2 provides guidelines for accommodating VOCA users in the classroom and using the device for enhancing their learning. Part 3 explores how students can benefit from VOCA as they go out into the community. Part 4 provides precautions, helpful hints, and a troubleshooting checklist. The appendixes contain a glossary; a devices and vendors list; a list of 22 journals and newsletters, organizations, and books; and a reprint of part of a "Tech Use Guide" on augmentative and alternative communication. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA. Center for Special Education Technology.