HIGH SUPPORT NEEDS AND AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION

EDU3HSN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students examine the educational needs of young people with severe or multiple disabilities, including specific physical, sensory and health impairments. Students also examine the use of appropriate technologies that facilitate assistive learning and augmentative communication.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Bennett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIncluding Students with Severe Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms: Practical Strategies for Teachers (3rd ed.)PrescribedDowning, J.E. (2008)BALTIMORE: PAUL BROOKES PUBLISHING CO.
ReadingsAugmentative and Alternative Communications: AAC from A-ZRecommendedLloyd, Arvidson & Fuller (2006)ACADEMIC
ReadingsEducating children with multiple disabilities: a collaborative approachRecommendedOrelove, Sobsey & Silberman (2004)BROOKES

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify health and learning issues for students with high support needs.

Activities:
case study

02. Plan and justify strategies that relate to individual learning needs and individual learning priorities for students with high support needs.

Activities:
individualised planning

03. Demonstrate and implement the function of Augmentative Communication Supports (ACS) and Assistive Technology (AT).

Activities:
case study

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Week 24-35, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Bennett

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 27 - 28
Two 8.0 hours workshop per day on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Intensive workshop at Bendigo campus"

Lecture Week: 27 - 28
Two 8.0 hours lecture per day on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Compulsory Intensive workshop at Bendigo campus"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 24 - 35
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 24 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two online Quizzes30 01, 02
Task analysis - teaching strategies (group activity prepared at intensive session)30 01, 02
Case study using Edukey40 02, 03