DSW115-Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student with Wonderlic SLE min. cut score minimum 14 on test
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): As a student in this on-campus program, you will require a mobile computing device that meets the specifications outlined by your program
  • Textbook: Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School’s Experience of Students with Disabilities © 2017 Pearson Education

Course Fees: $485.00
Other Compulsory Fees: Inclusive
Course Hours: 45 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education
Registration: Nativetc.com


In this subject, students will learn about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language. Students will also learn the AAC is used by those with a wide range of speech and language impairments and be introduced to assistive technology used in the educational setting to aid communication.


North Bay Campus or Online – www.nativetc.com

Part 1: Introduction to augmentative and alternative communications

Part 2: Introduction to Assistive Technology (AT) in the Education Setting

Part 3: Assistive Technology to Support Writing

Part 4: Assistive Technology to Support Reading

Part 5: Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Differentiated Instruction

Part 6: Technology Tools of Support the Teaching of Math

Part 7: Assistive Technology to Enhance Communication

Part 8: Assistive Technology to Create Visual Supports and Promote Positive Behaviour

Part 9: Providing Access to Computers and Mobile Devices: Using What You Have

Part 10: Assistive Technology for Accessing Computers and Mobile Devices

Part 11: Selecting and Designing a Student’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication System (AAC)

Part 12: Assistive Technology (AT) Approaches to Teaching Early Communication and Literacy

Part 13: Integrating Augmentation Communication in the Classroom, Home and Community

Part 14: Issues in Decision-Making: Selecting appropriate AT Tools

Part 15: Implementation of Assistive Technology in Schools and Implementation of Assistive technology in transition planning

Knowledge Competencies
Describe and explain ethical, competent and accountable manner in all professional relationships.

Skill Competencies
Demonstrate conducting oneself in an ethical, competent and accountable manner in all professional relationships.