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|Other Titles:||How to Effectively Help Students Use the Augmentative and Alternative Communication System in Inclusive Environments?|
National Taiwan Normal University Special Education Center
The purpose of this article was to discuss how to effectively help students use the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system in inclusive environments. The perspective was that of augmented communication. This article first described the concepts and present state of the AAC system. Second, 7 dimensions were provided to explore how to design an AAC system that best meets students' needs: (I) collaborating through professional teamwork, (2) executing a comprehensive assessment and needs evaluation, (3) selecting proper interfaces for the AAC users, (4) designing various layouts that fit in with the AAC users' needs, (5) selecting vocabularies that fit in with the AAC users' abilities, (6) providing effective training of skill and strategy to the AAC users and their communicative partners, and (7) executing regular follow-up surveys, evaluations, and coaches. Third, the barriers that communication-disabled students might have were discussed. Finally, some principles and strategies were suggested for helping students apply their individualized AAC systems in inclusive environments.
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