SPkK00 Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/2. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Barbora Chleboradová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Barbora Chleboradová, Ph.D.
Department of Special and Inclusive Education – Faculty of Education
Contact Person: PhDr. Mgr. Ilona Fialová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Special and Inclusive Education – Faculty of Education
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Objective of the course in terms of learning outcomes and competences The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the problems of alternative and augmentative communication, the target group of users and the characteristics of communication systems used in our and foreign practice, including the issue of selecting a suitable communication system.
Learning outcomes
Outputs expected:  the student has an overview of the possibilities of using AAC systems and their classification, systems used in our practice;  knows the principles of communication through AAK systems, facilitation techniques;  Focuses on the areas that need to be evaluated when selecting an appropriate communication system.
  • Specification of AAC, division and classification of systems. Characteristics and target group of users.  Communication passport and its composition.  Characteristics and use of systems - pictograms, communication diary and table.  Characteristics and use of the system - Speech in speech.  Characteristics and use of VOKS/PECS systems.  Characteristics and use of systems - social and global reading.  Technical aids and software used in alternative and augmentative communication.  Case studies - examples of application of AAK systems to children and pupils.  Case studies - Demonstration of AAC systems in adults.  The issue of selecting a suitable communication system. Facility Techniques - Communication with AAK user.  Use of simulation tools to develop students' competencies in speech therapy intervention in children, pupils with impaired communication ability.  Concept of AAC tools - communication diaries and tables.  Presentation of aids, discussion.
    required literature
  • BOČKOVÁ, Barbora. Vybrané kapitoly z alternativní a augmentativní komunikace : Učební text (Selected chapters of augmentative and alternative communication). 1., elektronické vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. ISBN 978-80-210-7896-3. 2015. URL info
    recommended literature
  • ŠAROUNOVÁ, Jana. Metody alternativní a augmentativní komunikace. Vydání první. Praha: Portál. 150 stran. ISBN 9788026207160. 2014. info
  • Alternativní a augmentativní komunikace : učební text. Edited by Zora Janovcová. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně. 48 s. ISBN 8021032049. 2003. info
    not specified
  • ZIKL, Pavel. Využití ICT u dětí se speciálními potřebami. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada. 127 s. ISBN 9788024738529. 2011. URL info
  • KUBOVÁ, Libuše, Zuzana PAVELOVÁ and Ivana RÁDKOVÁ. Znak do řeči. Praha: Tech-Market. 87 s. ISBN 8086114236. 1999. info
  • KUBOVÁ, Libuše. Piktogramy : učebnice. Praha: Tech-Market. 49 l. ISBN 8086114007. 1997. info
  • KUBOVÁ, Libuše. Alternativní komunikace, cesta ke vzdělávání těžce zdravotně postižených dětí. Praha: Tech-Market. 45 s., [17. ISBN 80-902134-1-3. 1996. info
Teaching methods
Seminar, discussion, practical exercises, homework - creation of AAC aid - Information on its creation will be discussed at the first meeting
Assessment methods
1. Written test (it is necessary to successfully cope with 75 % correct answers). 2. Oral exam and presentation of the AAC aid. 70% attendance is required.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 24 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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