cod. 1007916

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - First semester
- Maria Teresa BERGHENTI - Angelica CENCINI
Academic discipline
Scienze tecniche mediche applicate (MED/50)
Scienze teorico-pratiche della logopedia
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: LOGOPEDICS I

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- Understand the meaning of human communication and the importance of recognizing the rights and needs of the person with serious communication difficulties.
- Understand and explain the principles underlying an AAC intervention: advantages and complexity.
- Recognize the communication needs of pediatric and adult subjects with different motor and communication disabilities.
- Knowing the strategies, tools and technologies to support AAC, knowing how to compare and analyze them in a critical way in relation to different clinical cases.
- Plan a course of evaluation and treatment in AAC.
- Use a specific language that enables him to interact with other professionals.


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Course unit content

This teaching module aims to provide the necessary knowledge to carry out an Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) project for people with developmental disabilities and acquired disabilities. The course transmits knowledge of the theoretical elements of reference, of the evaluation methodology and of the learning and communication strategies.

Full programme

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“Manuale di Comunicazione Aumentativa e Alternativa- Interventi per bambini e adulti con complessi bisogni comunicativi” David R., Beukelman e Pat Mirenda. Edizione italiana a cura di Aurelia Rivarola, Gabriella Veruggio e Emanuela Maggioni. Ed.Erickson
“La Comunicazione Aumentativa Alternativa tra pensiero e parola- Le possibilità di recupero comunicativo nell’ambito delle disabilità verbali e cognitive” Maria Luisa Gava. Ed. FrancoAngeli
“Disabilità cognitivo-linguistica e comunicazione aumentativa alternativa” Irene Sartori. Ed. FrancoAngeli
“Immagini per parlare - Percorsi di comunicazione aumentativa alternativa per persone con disturbi autistici” Paola Visconti, Marcella Peroni, Francesca Ciceri. Vannini Editrice

Articoli scientifici sull’argomento.
Sito internet www.isaacitaly.it

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly). Active learning will be supported by dialogical comparison on clinical cases described or presented through video projection: the discussion, supported by individual insights and reflections and / or small group activities, will lead to the drafting of the rehabilitation project, starting from a shared evaluation with the class.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam will be a written test on-site or oral in compliance with safety standards. The judgment will evaluate the quality and level of knowledge and understanding of the course contents and the ability to apply the knowledge acquired to professional practice. The judgment will also evaluate the quality of participation in the lectures of the student.

Other information

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