Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
ISE 340 Augmentative/Assistive Technologies 2 sem. hrs.
Course examines assessment, planning, and intervention services for students requiring adaptive systems for communication and daily living needs. Analysis of cognitive-social, -sensory, -motor abilities and related requirements necessary for development of functional communication skills. Guidelines for assessment, selection, and implementation of communication devices or systems for academic, functional skills, daily living, and vocational skills are presented. Communication systems presented include sign/manual communication, Braille, picture and symbol systems, communication boards and aides, and electronic devices. Assistive technology, including adapted switches, keyboards, environmental controls, and training devices are studied and applied. Course applies principles of positioning handling, and adaptive equipment. Prerequisites: ISE 244. Offered fall and spring semesters.
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