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SHS 473   Augmentative & Alt Comm   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Introduces students to the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), to the range of assistive technologies, and to diagnostic and treatment approaches used by speech-language pathologists. Focuses on the communicative needs of adults and children with acquired communication disorders in a variety of settings (e.g., hospital, school, home, work). 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: For undergraduate credit, 2 or 3 hours, students must have senior level status in the SHS Program, or consent of instructor. Additional work is involved for 3 hours. For graduate credit, 2 to 4 hours, students must have graduate level status in the SHS Program, or consent of instructor. Additional work involved for 4 hours.