Video of the Week: AAC Access for Individuals with Significant Motor Limitations Through Partner Assisted Scanning
Developing effective communication systems for individuals with significant motor challenges is a challenging process. Ultimately, the goal is to provide them with tools and strategies that allow them to communicate independently and help them develop the skills needed to say what they wish to throughout their daily life experiences. As we all know, this can be a long journey. And while we work toward systems that allow them to communicate independently, they need access to language and communication now despite their motor limitations.
Partner assisted scanning (PAS) is one option that works for many AAC learners. In this post, we feature a video overview of this strategy presented by SLP Maureen Nevers as part of the Communication Training Series by the Angelman Syndrome Foundation and the Foster Family Charitable Foundation, and a video of PAS in action by the Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development (DLM PD) group under the direction of Dr. Karen Erickson at the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies (CLDS).
If you work with learners who have significant motor challenges, these videos can help you move forward toward with an access option that can be used in a variety of situation and for a variety of purposes.
PAS in Action During Writing Activities
We are grateful to the ASF, the Foster Family Charitable Foundation, and the DLM PD team for the support the provided to create these videos and for making them available to all of us.
Direct Links to Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZinaJEvxnM and http://bit.ly/DLMAlternativePencil
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This post was written by Carole Zangari