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course-thumbnailThis class will focus on creating and implementing low-tech communication systems for emerging communicators in and out of the classroom setting. The class will begin with a brief review of what is augmentative alternative communication (AAC). It will provide examples of no-tech, low-tech, mid-tech, and high-tech AAC systems. Participants will then learn the difference between a communication system and a classroom support. Designing and implementing a low-tech system will then be discussed. Participants will learn how to create low-tech communication systems and classroom supports using the PASS software.

This class in intended for those who work with students who use AAC in and out of a classroom.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Describe the difference between no-tech, low-tech, mid-tech, and high-tech AAC.
  2. Describe the difference between a communication system and a classroom support.
  3. Name two considerations when selecting vocabulary for a low-tech communication system.
  4. Use PASS to create low-tech communication boards and classroom supports.


10 minutes - Introduction
  5 minutes - What is AAC?
  5 minutes - Who can benefit from AAC?
15 minutes - Examples of AAC: No-tech, Low-tech, Mid-tech, High-tech
10 minutes - What is a classroom support?
45 minutes - Designing a low-tech AAC system
30 minutes - Creating low-tech communication systems and classroom supports in PASS
45 minutes - Implementing a low-tech AAC system
15 minutes - Summary and Questions

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