Learning Centre Archive
Welcome to the Learning Centre Archive. Archived entries are categorized as they relate to Access, Autism, Communication, Curriculum and Vision.
Current Topics (categorized under Communication, Differentiation, Learning and Participation headings), are available here.
AAC: A Way of Thinking (2003)
This presentation provides an overview of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology options for students. It includes considerations for assessment, planning, implementation and transition for students with AAC needs. To help you sort through AAC possibilities, we identify and demonstrate the key features of a range of technologies.
Particpants will learn:
- Key elements of the augmentative communication process
- Considerations for matching AAC technologies to student need
- Inclusive strategies for communication in the classroom
- Main features of different types of AAC technologies
Webcasts - This webcast is divided into 3 sections:
- Part 1: AAC Planning - (Colette Massie - 31 min)
- Part 2: AAC Intervention - (Karen Neill - 45 min)
- Part 3: AAC Devices - (Lois Turner - 13 min)
Related Materials - During the webcasts, our presenters mention the following print documents and software demonstrations which provide valuable additional information and examples.
- AAC: A Way of Thinking Guide (2003) - Download PDF (1.5 Mb)
- Using Routines and Choice Making: A Day in the Life of a Classroom (Excerpt from AAC Guide) - Download PDF (280 Kb)
- AAC Technology Product Information (Excerpt from AAC Guide) - Download PDF (3 Mb)
- AAC Feature Comparison Grid: High-End Devices - Download PDF (60 Kb)
- AAC References and Resources (Excerpt from AAC Guide) - Download PDF (204 Kb)
- AAC Feature Comparison Grid: Low-End Devices - Download PDF (60 Kb)
- Dynamic Display Demonstration - View Demo (1:56 min)
- Icon Sequencing Demonstration - View Demo (2:13 min)