[R-0105] S5. Assessment

Citation: Oklahoma ABLETech. (2013). The Basics of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Video. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWefkLfeGv4&index=9&list=PLE6u1Qvl77L-uGOGUxWTgTYsK27J8SLGm [or enter “Oklahoma ABLETech 2013 The Basics of Augmentative and Alternative Communication” in your search window].

Abstract: In this 15:38-minute closed-caption video, Allyson Robinson, a Speech and Language Pathologist, defines augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and encourages the viewer to investigate all types of these solutions including those that would be categorized as “high-tech.” The goal of the video is to teach viewers the AAC options and encourage them to have high expectations for all students when they are making choices regarding the use of AAC. Although this video is directed to all educators, Ms. Robinson describes and demonstrates examples that viewers can apply to practices in inclusive early childhood classrooms.

Integration: The information presented in this video fits well with content presented in any course within an early childhood program.

Content Focus: Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Family-Teacher Communication; High-Tech Solutions; Low-Tech Solutions; Mid-Tech Solutions; Switch Access; Technology; Toys; Visuals; Voice Recording

Notes: After watching this video have students review the presentation Tech EDGE Conference 16: Using Technology in Early Childhood which provides information on specific technology and technology apps.