Course Title: Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4365 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Title: Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6118C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886

Course Contact Email: renee.costa@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills you will need in your role as a disability support worker.  Augmentative and Alternative Communication strategies replace or supplement speech for those people you support whose oral speech skills limit their communication and participation in day to day life. 

This unit is taught with:

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCDIS009  Facilitate skills development using a person centred approach

CHCDIS002  Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

This unit is assessed with:

CHCDIS009  Facilitate skills development using a person centred approach

CHCDIS002  Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Elements:

1. Identify the current communication capacity and needs of the person

2. Develop effective AAC strategies

3. Implement AAC strategy

4. Monitor, report and review communication strategies


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.  Your capacity to support people with complex communication needs will be further developed through your study.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1: Understanding theory - Short answers

Assessment 2: Case study part 3:

  • Workshop - client communication, skills and behaviour profile
  • Take Home - Current skills development and behaviour support

Assessment 3: Professional Discussion, Workplace Evidence, Third Party Report.