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STANDARD 6: Using Educational and Assistive Technology

The program provides opportunities for candidates to acquire the ability to use computer-based technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process. Each candidate demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the appropriate use of computer-based technology for information collection, analysis and management in the instructional setting. Candidates demonstrate knowledge of assistive technology including low and high equipment and materials to facilitate communication, curriculum access, and skill development of students with disabilities.

In the instructional setting (see course syllabus CDDS 257).

To facilitate curriculum access (see course syllabus CDDS 218).

In CDDS 218, Seminar in Autism and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Exhibit 1), students are taught to assess and treat clients, including school-aged children, for whom a system of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) might be necessary. Students participate in a group project involved with analyzing case studies of clients, including school-aged children, with a variety of conditions that may lead to the use of AAC in community and classroom settings.



School Field Experience

Each candidate will complete sufficient field experiences in the schools to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities described in SLP Standards 1 through 5. Candidates acquire experience with a variety of speech/language disorders, assessment and intervention techniques, and diverse populations that may range in age from birth to twenty-two. Candidates will participate and demonstrate proficiency in the following: speech/language/hearing screening, evaluation, and intervention; writing, presentation, and implementation of IEP/IFSPs; a variety of service delivery models; provision of services for children on the autistic spectrum; assistance to classroom teachers in providing modifications and accommodations of curriculum for students; and monitoring of student progress. In addition, each candidate exhibits understanding of multi-tiered intervention (e.g., response to intervention).

Field experiences in the schools (see course syllabus CDDS 257).

May range in age from birth to twenty-two (see course syllabus CDDS 257).