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SPD 570 GCU Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices Paper

Part 1

Select a 1-5 grade level and a corresponding Louisiana Standard from the Measurement and Data domain.

Compose an aligning learning target and select a group of three to four students, from the “Class Profile,” who would benefit from the use of augmentative and/or alternative communication devices. (Class Profile is uploaded at bottom)

With your identified learning target and small group in mind, complete a lesson plan, using the COE Lesson Plan Template, (COE Lesson plan template downloaded at bottom) that specifies applicable assistive technology and includes differentiated activities to facilitate students making comparisons; and

  • Uses models of measuring units; or
  • Uses measuring instruments; or
  • Represents and interprets the data.

Part 2

In addition to your completed lesson plan, rationalize your augmentative and/or alternative communication device choices in a 250-300-word summary. Support your choices with 2-3 scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, an abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. (Rubric is uploaded at bottom)

The following information may help to complete the assignment:

Read “Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities,” from the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program.


Read “Assistive Technology 101,” from


Read “Augmentative and Alternative Communication,” located on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website.


Read “Integrating AAC into the Classroom: Low Tech Strategies,” by Downey et al., from The ASHA Leader (2004).


Chapters 4, 19, and 20 of Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally.

Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, Eighth Edition, by John A. Van de Walle, Karen S. Karp, and Jennifer M. Bay-Williams. Published by Pearson. Copyright © 2013 by Pearson Education, Inc.

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