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AAIDD Online Learning: Alternative Communication Strategies

  • Dates: 16 – 16 Aug, 2016
AAIDD Online Learning Course:
Alternative Communication Strategies

Quality of life is impacted by a person’s ability to communicate to others not only his/her needs but also his/her desires, likes, dislikes, hopes, fears, dreams, and goals. Some people with disabilities are unable to communicate even their most basic needs to other people, much less being able to express their likes, dislikes, fears, and dreams. It is imperative that people who support people who have difficulties communicating to understand the array of options available to assist people in communicating with as much completeness and efficiency as possible. This course will assist you in helping people to gain access to both high- and low-technology options to improve their ability to communicate with others. It will also allow you to help those you support make wise and informed decisions by considering multiple options when designing or selecting communication systems. Developed and written by the PATHS Credentialing Program, this training provides you with an overview of the use of augmented alternative communication (AAC) systems. You will review a variety of unaided (non-electronic) AAC systems and aided (electronic) AAC systems, including low-technology aids that you may create or adapt for people you support. Additionally, computerized systems that incorporate the latest technological advances will be covered. This course is written for direct support professionals and frontline supervisors who support people with disabilities.

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Cost: $22.00 (AAIDD Members Save 10%)
Credit/Contact Hours: 2.25

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