ERIC Number: ED405687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Alternate and Augmentative Communication: An Overview [and] Manual Communication: Boards and Displays [and] Electronic Communication Devices: A Look at Features. Information Support Packets #4, #5, and #6.
Capilouto, Gilson J.
Three booklets offer guidelines for individuals with communication disorders and their families concerning: (1) alternate and augmentative communication (AAC); (2) manual communication (boards and displays); and (3) electronic communication devices. The first booklet considers the type of individual who can benefit from the use of AAC and what the user needs to be able to do. It offers a questionnaire to help determine whether an individual could benefit from AAC and a glossary of 12 relevant terms. Also provided is a list of seven publications, seven organizations, and four references. The second booklet is a guide to manual communication boards. Guidelines address when a manual system is an appropriate choice and evaluate the user's present skills through a 13-item questionnaire. A second questionnaire assists in evaluating the appropriateness of a specific system for a given user. Additional information (with illustrations) discusses what the display should look like and vocabulary selection. A listing of suppliers of manual communication boards is provided. The third booklet discusses features of electronic communication devices, such as methods of accessing, language usage, speech output, and visual display. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Vocational Rehabilitation Dept., West Columbia. Center for Rehabilitation Technology Services.