Course Title: Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4329

Course Title: Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS5583C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0886

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


Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required by the worker to communicate with people who have complex communication needs (CCN) through effective use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies and systems.
Augmentative and alternative communication refers to methods that replace or supplement speech to address the needs of people whose oral speech skills limit their ability to meet their participation and communication needs.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS411A Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Elements:

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

2. Develop effective augmentative and alternative communication strategies

3. Implement augmentative and alternative communication 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 your competency in the above elements.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include theory questions, practical activities and field placement.