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AAC Accredited Module – April 2024

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AAC Accredited Module – April 2024

From Ace Centre Learning

£1500.00

  • Specialist level
  • Runs on: 15/04/2024
  • Take this course online

Ace Centre Learning is pleased to re-introduce its AAC Module. This enhanced level learning module is now accredited through the University of Dundee at 30 credits (SCQF).

The AAC Module can be combined with an additional 30 credits from one of two further modules (The Access Unit or Assistive Technology for Complex Communication, Physical & Learning Needs) to gain the PGCert Specialist Assistive Technology, awarded by University of Dundee.

It is also possible to progress on to the MSc in Educational Assistive Technology. The MSc EduAT is a 180 credit Master of Science degree, inclusive of 40 elective credits. The MSc EduAT team plan (subject to internal approval) to make the AAC module available as an elective within the MSc EduAT.

Course aims:

  • To develop as a reflective and skilled practitioner in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • To work towards an evidence-informed approach to assessment and implementation of AAC.
  • To explore the range of needs that may be supported with AAC and critically evaluate the resources, strategies and their implementation.

You will learn to:

  • Identify a range of paper based and electronic AAC solutions
    • Explore issues related to vocabulary selection and organisation within an AAC system
  • Consider typical language development and implications for AAC design
  • Identify alternative ways to represent and organise language
  • Explore AAC Assessment tools
    • Consider alternative ways to access AAC for people with additional physical and sensory impairments
  • Consider the learning requirements for someone to use AAC
  • Explore the implications for teaching use of AAC, including target setting and review
  • Consider implications for literacy learning for students who use AAC
  • Identify personal factors influencing successful use of AAC

 

Suitable for:  Health & Education professionals working with children & adults using AAC.

Teaching/Learning commitment
X10 Teacher supported webinars (ONLINE) WEEKLY Start: 15/04/2024

Finish: 24/06/2024

1:30-4:30pm
Group tutorials/Wednesday* (ONLINE)

*Optional

WEEKLY 12:00-1:00pm
Face-to-face training session*

*Optional

08/05/2024 TBC
1:1 Tutorials (ONLINE) Available on request.
Independent Study 300 hours* (approx.)

*Based on recognised requirements for 30 credit Master’s Level courses.

Assessment
Assignment 1 submission Submission: 14/06/2024
Assignment 2 submission Submission: 19/07/2024

COST: £1500

*All times shown are given in the UK timezone, on the date the course is run.

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Location

Online

Take this course online

Start Date

Runs on specific date

15/04/2024

Course type

Communication

Exploring Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) that supports face-to-face communication.

Course level

Specialist

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