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Teaching AAC Early on Impacts Term Paper

… By examining this and making a determination as to whether this type of teaching is beneficial, researchers and educators can both benefit from the information presented herein. Educators can take this information and use it to help the children in their care. Researchers can take this same information and use it to indicate that further study into this area needs to the conducted so that children that deal with autism can be taught skills early in their lives that will allow them to communicate as they grow older.

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Literature into this idea is somewhat sparse but there is enough information to present here and provide an idea of the types of issues that are being examined when discussing autism…. [read more]


Computers and Alternative Communication Just Research Proposal

… ¶ … Computers and Alternative Communication

Just as technology has been able to make life easier and open up to more opportunities than ever before, technology has also enabled people with speech disorders to be able to communicate in ways that they ordinarily might not have been capable of. One's ability to communicate has an undeniable impact on one's ability to be independent. This modern era truly has the capability of providing people with speech disorders of all kinds with technological devices which can aid in their ability to be understood and to engage with others, opening the door for a truly higher quality of life. Devices like tablets and comparable items offer a greater degree of independence, speed and variety in communication that are…. [read more]


Augmentive Communication Many Times Essay

… For those people that have some disability associated with their ability to communicate, there are augmentive communication devices which will assist them in their need to communicate. The ASLHA (2011) says that;

"Aided communication methods can range from paper and pencil to communication books or boards to devices that produce voice output (speech generating devices or SGD's) and/or written output. Electronic communication aids allow the user to use picture symbols, letters, and/or words and phrases to create messages."

Many times the assistive device that a student needs is as simple as some type of augmented text book, but often it is much more complicated than that. Most students need more than one method of enhanced communication device. This approach to augmented communication is called multi-modal…. [read more]


Use of AAC to Enhance Communication Research Paper

… Augmentative and Alternative Therapy

Calculator, S.N. (2014). Parents' Perceptions of Communication Patterns and Effectiveness of Use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems by Their Children with Angelman Syndrome. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23(4), 562-573. Doi: 10.1044/2014

Description:

Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic syndrome that emanates from deficient manifestation of the UBE3A gene; as a result, there are different anomalies of Chromosome 15. Among its symptoms, including potentially major facial alterations, those detected in all individuals consist of severe cerebral disability, movement or balance conditions akin to those perceived in ataxia, behavioral distinctiveness, and very minimal functional speech. The problems with speaking are compounded by severe expressive and receptive language interruptions.

Design

The initial aim of this study was to collect information, with reference…. [read more]


Autism Is a Developmental Disorder Literature Review

… In this way, they can play an influential role when it comes to the implementation of an education plan as per the child's requirements. However, the role and participation of parents may vary on the basis of their own expertise, educational background, the time they take out and other various factors. At many occasions, parents often lack the knowledge about their child because of which they might be unable to communicate or help even in the case of their dissatisfaction with the learning approach being adopted. For this reason, in order to deal with the legal difficulties which arise between parents and the school, IDEA has included the provision of providing procedural safeguards which was made a part of the act at the time when…. [read more]


Technology and Language Disorders Term Paper

… Technology and Language Disorders

Technology has been given a major role in higher education, where the personal computer is today a necessary tool the way pen and ink once was. In the lower grades, technology has arrived in the form of various teaching devices to introduce students to concepts in arithmetic, reading, and other subjects, with programmed instruction geared to the young learner. At the secondary level, technology has also been introduced, though with less programmed instruction and with some budgetary constraints preventing the full implementation of computer technology to the degree seen in higher education. More and more, though, the schools see themselves as having a role in preparing students for the computer-oriented world they will encounter once they graduate and for the increased…. [read more]


Music Education or Cross Platform Development Term Paper

… Music Education or Cross Platform Development

Pitch is commonly mistaken for being a term which is analogous to frequency; however, pitch is actually based on perception. Pitch is the human perception of the frequency of a musical note. (Heresiarch 2005) While pitch is related to the frequency, or physical rate of vibration in a sound wave, it is distinctly different.

The current standardized relationship between pitch and frequency is that the note a above middle C. sounds like a 440 Hz tone. In a musical context, the exact frequency of a note is far less important than its relationship to other notes. Numerous systems exist for defining the relationship between notes in a scale, usually involving a fixed frequency ratio between successive notes. The chromatic…. [read more]


Etiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Term Paper

… Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Cognitive Deficits In Amytrophic Sclerosis

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) refers to a progressive neurodegenerative condition characterized by progressive loss of the upper and the lower neurons in the spinal cord and the brain. It affects the motor neurons that control the movement of the body's voluntary muscles. Destruction of these muscles results in an increase in the muscle and body weakness and consequent loss of the control of the discretionary body movements. The loss of the voluntary muscles causes a state of muscle paralysis. The prognosis of ALS is extremely variable. On average, the affected might survive for a period of three to five years following its diagnosis. Although the ALS is considered as a rare disorder, the condition commonly causes the…. [read more]


Standards for Multicultural Assessment (Fourth Edition) Term Paper

… ¶ … Standards for Multicultural Assessment (fourth edition), the Responsibilities of Users of Standardized Tests, and section E. Of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics.

Standards for Multicultural Assessment

The Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC, 2014) formally known as the Association for Assessment and Counseling and Education (AACE), published their fourth revision of their Standards for Multicultural Assessment in June of 2012. The standards were originally developed in 1992 and updated in 2003. The AARC considers the 2012 revision to be a statement of social advocacy in assessment. The revision was designed to enhance the counseling profession's knowledge and public awareness for culturally -- appropriate assessments by professional counselors. Multicultural populations are defined by several different features including: race, ethnicity, culture,…. [read more]


iPhone 3g Research Proposal

… Smartphones Comparison

Smartphones

Context of the Problem

Research Question and Sub-questions

Organization of the Study

COMPARISON of the APPLE I-PHONE to OTHER "SMARTPHONES"

"In today's age of high-speed Internet and smartphones, unlimited information is only a few key strokes or mouse clicks away"

(Guillot 2009).

Context of the Problem

Smartphones

Back in time, teachers sometimes struggled to ensure students brought their own communications technology to class. In "What's That in Your Students' Pockets?," Jim Hirsch (2007) recounts that past "technology" tools consisted of a pen or a No. 2 pencil paper, and paper to write on. In addition to a pen, pencil and paper, the wide array of personal communications technology devices a student may bring into schools and classrooms may include an iPhone 3G…. [read more]

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