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Digital Responding/Recording

Ashley Hartley #9

Common
Abbreviations:
-Augmentative and Alternative
Communication (AAC)

-Voice Output Communication


Aids (VOCAs)
-Speech Generating Devices
(SGDs)

Who can benefit from:

-Individuals

with Autism
-Anyone with communication
problems
-Can be used in General Education
classrooms as well as in Special
education classrooms

What are digital responding devices?


- Devices that can provide a bridge from a life where thoughts,
feelings and needs are held in silence, to a life where interaction,
expression and learning are possible.

- Electronic devices that allow the user to select messages to be


spoken aloud, thereby assisting people who are unable to use natural
speech to meet the majority of their communication needs

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Steps to teaching with Digital recording


devices:
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Step 1. Identifying and Setting Up the Device


Step 2. Introducing Direct Support Persons to the
Device

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Step 3. Identifying Environments Where the Device


Will Initially Be Used and With Which Communication
Partners
Step 4. Identify Vocabulary Appropriate to the Learner
and the Environments

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Step 5. Allowing the Learner to Explore the Device

Step 6. Setting Up Communicative Opportunities


Step 7. Providing as Few Prompts as the Learner
Requires

Intended to enhance existing


functional communication by:
1) Clarifying vocalizations, gestures,
body language, etc.;
2) Expanding the language of limited
speakers by increasing their
vocabulary to include verbs,
descriptors, exclamatory comments,
etc.;

Step 8. Honoring the Communication


Step 9. Reducing Prompts As Soon As Possible
Step 10. Increasing the Environments Where the SGD is
Used
Step 11. Increasing Vocabulary

Kaye-Beal, Karen. "Imagine Giving a Voice to


Someone with Autism Who Can Not Speak." N.p., n.d.
Web. 18 July 2016.

3) Providing speech for people who


are nonverbal;

file:///Users/jovan143/Documents/Voice%20generator.

4) Providing the structures and tools


to develop language.

Brown, Lisa. "International Friendships for Students

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with Special Needs." Ebscohost.com. Teaching


Exceptional Children, 01 Mar. 2011. Web. 18 July 2016
Fransone, E., & Collet-Klingenberg, L. (2008). Overview
of speech generating devices for children and youth with
autism spectrum disorders. Madison, WI: The National
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