This one-hour class reviews the definitions of speech, language and communication as well as early language development from birth to five. In addition, it discusses how knowledge of typical development of vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics can be applied to augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the course.
This is a beginner course intended for those who are new to the field of AAC. This class focuses on using language development as a road map for AAC planning purposes, not on AAC implementation for beginning communicators.