AAC Assessment and Implementation Through the Eyes of a Special Educator: Part One of a Two-Part SeriesBy Simoniello, Susan; Kennedy, Marianne; Closing the Gap, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 1, 16
Publication Date: June/July 2005
Article discusses the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment process for a young girl with neurological disabilities, and provides a description of the technology prescribed by two speech-language interns from a local university. The girl was prescribed the DynaVox MT4 voice output communication board from DynaVox Systems, which allows her to create short utterances and choose from vocabulary options that she can use throughout a typical day. The authors describe the device as portable and reasonably durable, and its voice is natural sounding. The device also has digital recording capabilities, and it supports digital images, which can also be a valuable communication tool. The girl was able to learn to use the program efficiently after only ten minutes of direct instruction.
Assistive Products Discussed: DYNAVOX 3100
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)