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Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Alternative Communication Systems Code 652G02037
Study programme
Grao en Educación Primaria
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 2nd four-month period
Fourth Optional 4.5
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Psicoloxía
Gomez Taibo, Maria Luisa
Gomez Taibo, Maria Luisa
General description Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems (AAC systems) is an optional subject aimed to endow the future ordinary education teacher with a toolbox kit of augmentative and alternative communication strategies. The ultimate goal of AAC strategies is to facilitate access to communication, and to facilitate access to the ordinary or adapted curriculum for those disabled students with educational special needs with severe speech impairments who produce a limited amount of speech or lack it. The use of AAC systems based either in objects, pictograms, Blissymbolics, PIC, orthography or manual signs, together with the use of low and high assistive technology options, alternative access and special communication and writing programs are the basic tools for students with disabilities to learn and participate at school.
Contingency plan 1. Modifications to the contents There will be no changes in the contents of this subject 2. Methodologies *Teaching methodologies that are maintained - Guest lecture/Keynote speech: it will be taught virtually. - Objective test: Continuous and virtual assessment –objective tests- will be maintained. - Events / academic information: Academic events will continue to be lectured online. *Teaching methodologies that are modified In case of confinement: - Workshops: Unaided alternative communication systems will be practiced online. Learning will be supervised online too (small groups). - Collaborative learning: The members of the working groups will collaborate online to carry out the assigned tasks. -Simulations: Practícal cases will be posed and solved online. 3. Mechanisms for personalized attention to students Teams: a) There will be a weekly virtual session with the large group for the advancement of the theoretical contents and the supervised projects. This weelky meeting will take place in the time slot assigned to the subject in the calendar. b) There will be two weekly sessions for supervising students in small group (working groups of 5 students) for the monitoring and support of their projects and for meeting the students’ learning needs. Mail: Students will use email for brief consultations they may need, or to request virtual meetings in Teams to solve any doubts they may have, and for the follow-up of the supervised projects. 4. Modifications in the evaluation No changes will be made. The criteria established in the teaching guide will be maintained, for full-time students, for students with recognition of part-time dedication, and for students with academic exemption from attendance exemption. *Evaluation observations: Therefore, THE REQUIREMENTS TO OVERCOME THE SUBJECT FOR ALL STUDENTS, whatever their dedication, are the following: 1. To attain a score of 50% of the weight of each of the parts that are object of the evaluation (objective test and supervised works). 2. To deliver the supervised projects on the especified dates. 3. The July opportunity will be subject to the same criteria as the June opportunity. 5. Modifications to the bibliography or webgraphy No changes will be made. Students will have all the materials digitized in Moodle and they will have access to all the websites needed at the beginning of each topic or block of contents.
(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.
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