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

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.

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach (CHCDIS009) and Follow established person-centered behaviour supports (CHCDIS002).


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6118C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term2 2016,
Term2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HWSS6118C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

VE 2018 (DISH)

Course Contact: Renee Costa / FSSI - Steve Bruechert

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0886 / +61 3 9925 4063

Course Contact Email: renee.costa@rmit.edu.au / steve.bruechert@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate with people who have complex communication needs through effective use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and systems.

AAC 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.

AAC systems comprise communication aids, symbols, strategies, and techniques and methods that may be aided or unaided.

This course applies to disability support work in a variety of contexts. Work performed requires a range of well developed, person-centred skills where some discretion and judgement is required and workers will take responsibility for their own outputs.

This course is delivered and 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

This course is assessed with the courses CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach and CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centered behaviour supports.

 

Overview of Assessment

 Assessment 1: Understanding theory - Short answers linking theory to practice

Assessment 2: Case Study part 2:

  • Based on a client you support - Current skills development and behaviour support

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