Communicate 4: Supporting People who Use AAC

Training Type: InterAACt Companions


Developed by a team of professionals with extensive input from adults who use AAC, direct their attendant services, and live in the community, Communicate 4 provides researched vocabulary for novel messages, preprogrammed quick talk phrases, and conversational regulation. Additional vocabulary focuses on directing daily personal routines (e.g., eating, drinking, dressing, seating, housekeeping) and participating in common community-based situations (e.g., making appointments, making transportation plans, using the telephone, making social plans, communicating about health, participating at a case conference). Communicate 4 includes a home study guide which supports AAC users in learning how to communicate in different contexts. Led by Barbara Collier, speech-language pathologist; Paul Janzen, AAC technologist; and Susie Blackstien-Adler, AAC Occupational Therapist; this session will provide an overview of the aspects of this unique and powerful application for adults and adolescents with physical disabilities.

Note: This is a recording of a live session from June 8, 2006. There is some static in the first portion of this session. It is resolved approximately 20 minutes into the session. We apologize for the inconvenience.

1 Hour 10 min

Barbara Collier, Paul Janzen, Susie Blackstien-Adler

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