2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6119 Technology in Communication and Curriculum

This course reviews the field of communication (verbal and augmentative), language development, and literacy for students with moderate and severely handicapping conditions. Connections between reading, writing, and communications are explored. Computer-assisted communication and instruction, adaptive devices, software, and dedicated communication devices are introduced. Instructional methods, designs, planning, and adaptations for students with a wide range of abilities and needs are implemented. This is a literacy/communication skills/social skills-based instructional methods and materials course for children with intensive special needs.