Video of the Week: Getting Familiar with Partner-Assisted Scanning

March 16, 2022 by - 3 Comments

Video of the Week: Getting Familiar with Partner-Assisted Scanning
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When someone is unable to point or physically access a communication device, they use some form of alternative access to select the words and messages they want to say. Technological solutions, like switch scanning and eye gaze, are wonderful but there are times when we need an alternative to those alternative access methods. They may be in a recliner or on a hospital examining table, for example, and unable to use their motor skills to run the AAC device. 

In some instances, the communication partner has to take on the role of scanning through the message options. Partner-assisted scanning (PAS) is a wonderfully flexible strategy that sounds harder than it is. Learn more about it from AAC SLP Dr. Cheri Dodge, of Super Power Speech, in today’s featured video.

Direct link to video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7CiYP56oYw&ab_channel=CheriC 
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