An aided system uses some sort of tool or device. There are two types of aided systems—basic and high-tech. A pen and paper is a basic aided system. Pointing to letters, words, or pictures on a board is a basic aided system. Touching letters or pictures on a computer screen that speaks for you is a high-tech aided system. Some of these speech-generating devices, or SGDs, can speak in different languages. ~ASHA
Aided Language Stimulation/Input (modeling)
-Aided Language Input (ALI) is a teaching strategy in which the facilitator highlights symbols on the user’s communication display as he or she interacts and communicates verbally to the user.”~Goossens, Crane and Elder, 1999
IDEA states, “any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.”
Augmentative and Alternative Communication:
AAC is a set of tools and strategies that an individual uses to solve everyday communicative challenges. ~ISAAC
A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. A communication disorder may be evident in the processes of hearing, language, and/or speech.~ASHA
A CommunicATion SpAACes LLC flagship product which contains the following basic parts (core board, sentence Board, 80-100 SGD’s (50 Core, 30-50 Fringe), Think, Point, Say TM child and adult instructions posters.
Core words are small simple words in our language (I, you, go, stop, more) that make up to 80% of words we use to communicate in our daily communication.
Core Word Board:
The core word board in the CommunicATion Station uses 50 core words based on a number of AAC and sight words lists used among general educators and AAC specialists.
Are typically nouns
The beta project was 1’x5’ foot blank space that allowed individuals to manipulate the SGD/tiles to place them there to create a sentence.
Speech generating devices (SGDs) are defined as speech aids that provide individuals with severe speech impairment the ability to meet their functional speaking needs. ~ASHA
Universal Design of Learning:
“Universal design for learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.” ~http://www.cast.org/our-work/about-udl.html#.W1Tm4S-ZMn0