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Title: Using Symbol based VOCAs


1
Using Symbol based VOCAs
  • Thursday 11th October 2007
  • Vicky Lundie- Speech and Language therapist
  • Julia Hampson Speech and language therapist
  • Helen Whittle Speech and language therapist

2
Contacting ACT
  • Helpline 0121 472 0754
  • Website www.wmrc.nhs.uk/act/
  • Email format Firstname.Secondname_at_sbpct.nhs.uk
  • Main phone number 0121 627 8235
  • Address ACT, WMRC, 91 Oak Tree Lane, Selly Oak,
    Birmingham. B29 6JA

3
Timetable
  • 9.00 Registration and Coffee
  • 9.30 Introduction
  • 9.45 The Assessment process and factors to
    consider
  • 10.45 Tea/coffee
  • 11.00 Vocabulary packages
  • 12.45 Lunch
  • 1.15 Physical issues- Access, size, mounting
  • 2.15 Tea/coffee
  • 2.30 Making the Communication Environment
    Successful
  • 3.00 Ideas, Resources and Questions
  • 3.30 Close

4
Introducing ACT
  • Regional NHS Tertiary Assistive Technology
    Service all ages and conditions
  • Mission statement
  • To empower people with disabilities, using
    techniques and technologies which optimize
    potential for communication and control.
  • Staff OT, SLT, Clinical Scientists, Workshop
    team, Administrators about 30 people.
  • Other teams in UK are similar but each is unique

5
The West Midlands AAC Care Pathway
  • Brief history
  • About the training packages
  • The documentation and how it can be used.
  • Sourcing the documentation

6
The West Midlands AAC Care Pathway
7
The West Midlands AAC Care Pathway
8
Learning Outcomes
  • Following the Course participant will be able to
  • Identify assessment requirements for clients when
    considering a High Tech Device
  • Consider the different High Tech options
    available
  • Consider different access methods to High Tech
    devices
  • Consider whether referral to ACT is appropriate

9
Introductions
  • Please introduce yourself and tell us why you are
    on this course

10
Factors to consider
  • Clients skills
  • Purpose of communication
  • Physical features needed in VOCA
  • Organisation of vocabulary

11
Clients skills
  • Use the Care Pathway to assess
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Motivation
  • Cognitive levels
  • Language levels
  • Symbol knowledge
  • Physical control

12
Purpose of communication
  • Social interaction
  • Express wants and needs
  • Develop language skills
  • Curriculum access and recording

13
Physical features of VOCA
  • Size /weight
  • Portable or mounted
  • Size of screen
  • Type of access
  • Changeable overlays or dynamic screen
  • Ease of programming
  • Digital or synthetic voice
  • Extra features

14
Organisation of vocabulary
  • Activity or situational vocabulary
  • Semantic groups
  • Starters and vocabulary
  • Whole phrases/messages
  • Build sentences

15
Practical Session
  • Feedback re delivering a message
  • I go to Grandmas
  • I I watch TV
  • I play football at school
  • I go shopping
  • Please fill in feedback sheets

16
Tea/Coffee break
17
Vocabulary packages
  • We cant be experts on all the packages
  • Look at the assessment / carepathway and decide
    the main key feature required of the system
    before selecting vocab package
  • Most important things
  • level of support
  • Opportunities
  • Appropriate level of representation
  • Appropriate choice of vocabulary

18
What are the choices?......
  • IDV
  • ADV
  • CALLtalk
  • Chailey
  • Communicate
  • EDL
  • ExpressTalk
  • Gateway / InterACCT
  • Stalk
  • Language for Learning and Living (LLL)
  • PragTalk
  • Unity
  • Picture Word Power

19
IDV - A
20
IDV - B
21
IDV - C
22
IDV - D
23
Ingfield Dynamic Vocabulary
  • Age ? Children with physical difficulties in
    conductive education. KS 1 and 2
  • Symbols ? PCS, Rebus, Dynasyms. Symbols do not
    change to suit age of client
  • Software / Hardware ? Dynavox / The Grid
    (Smartbox) / Clicker 4 (Crick) / Mind Express
    (Techcess)
  • Progressive ? 4 progressive levels (A D) / can
    personalise
  • A 4yrs, 15 pgs vocabulary on 24 loc grids can
    build simple 2 symbol sentences. Developing
    categorisation skills. Move between top page and
    topic page
  • B - 7yrs, 25pgs of vocabulary on, 35 loc grids,
    3 more categories of vocabulary (than A), build
    longer sentences, switch from one pg to another
    within a sentence
  • C 9yrs, 39 pages of vocab on 48 location grids,
    24 categories of vocabulary. Keyboard page
  • D 11yrs, 75 pages of vocabulary on 63 location
    grids, comprehensive grammar pages alphabetically
    organised. Keyboards page.
  • Teaching material ? Workbooks to accompany each
    level and lesson plans (curriculum based).

24
Adult Dynamic Vocabulary
25
ADV
  • Age ? Adults (10 years) with extensive
    vocabularies
  • Symbols ? Rebus, black and white / colour
  • Software ? Dynavox / The Grid
  • Layout ? 48 cells per page, 990 pages. Huge
    vocabulary base
  • Progressive ? No
  • Word / phrase based ? Mixture of quick phrases
    and opportunity to create novel utterances.
    Consistent buttons on each page. Quick phrases.
  • Teaching material ? No

26
CALLtalk
27
CALLtalk
  • Age ? Children with good literacy potential in
    mainstream / adults also
  • Symbols ? PCS
  • Software ? Dynavox (3100 only) / The Grid
  • Hardware ? Dynavox / Say It Sam / Grid 2 / Tellus
  • Layout ? 35 cells per page, 217 pages. Good
    access as few per page. Cells around the edge
    (yellow) consistent on each page
  • Progressive ? No
  • Word / phrase based ? For communication and
    classroom activities. Understand topic
    categorisation., beginning to put 2 words
    together. Some cells just the word (can
    symbolise)
  • Teaching material ? Manual has teaching tips but
    no formal lesson plan. Aspiring to develop
    literacy skills
  • Access Options ? Direct / keyguard / touch - best

28
Chailey CS
29
Chailey CS
  • Age ? Children with physical difficulties,
    designed for auditory scanning for people with
    visual difficulties
  • Symbols ? Rebus (b w and colour)
  • Software ?Dynavox / Tellus
  • Layout ? Rigid / consistent organisation, not
    flexible (24 cells per page 280 pages).
  • 3 levels of vocabulary
  • 1) Category Meals (of which there are 16)
  • 2) Topic drinks
  • 3) Key Words - Tea
  • Progressive ? No
  • Word / phrase based ? Based on a 20 question type
    approach. Aims to ensure compatibility between
    high and low-tech system
  • Teaching material ? There is a system to record
    vocabulary knowledge, highlight words user knows

30
Communicate
  • American based so rarely used
  • Age ? Adults / teens who are assuming
    responsibility for their daily care
  • Symbols ? PCS
  • Software ? Dynavox
  • Layout ? 63 cells per page, 350 pages huge!!
  • Progressive ? No
  • Word / phrase based ? 16 community based
    situation pages, social vocabulary 27 daily
    routines. Contains lots of text (needs a degree
    of literacy good visual skills). Includes
    comments / requests page.
  • Teaching material ? None apparent

31
Expressions for Daily Living
  • Age ? Teenagers with some learning difficulty.
  • Symbols ? Dynasyms
  • Software ? Dynavox (only available on 3100
    series 4.
  • Layout ? 48 / 55 cells per page, 251 pages.
    (Need good direct access). Slow for scanning.
    Colour coded for navigation
  • Progressive ? Yes 3 levels
  • Word / phrase based ? Curriculum activity based
    social vocabulary
  • Teaching material ? No

32
ExpressTalk - young
33
Express Talk - intermediate
34
Express Talk - senior
35
ExpressTalk
  • Age ? All
  • Symbols ? PCS, Rebus, Bliss
  • Software ? Mind Express (grid)
  • Hardware ?Tellus
  • Layout ? Junior 8 cells per page, 17 pages
  • Intermediate 32 cells per page, 34 pages. 12
    core non change on front e.g. subject and verb
  • Senior 72 cells per page, 45 pages each with 3
    levels
  • Progressive ? 3 levels of complexity
  • Word / phrase based ? Able people requiring
    access to a large vocabulary. Categorisation ?
    sentence building right from the first level,
    develops in complexity.
  • Teaching material ? No

36
Dynavox series 4
  • Age ? All
  • Symbols ? PCS, Dynasyms
  • Software / Hardware ? DV4, MT4
  • Layout ? 8 scanning, 8 preschool, 12 adult, 15
    auditory scanning, 15 teen, 30 child, 40
    conversation Gateway 12, 20, 30, 40, 60, Pro
    (text based)
  • Systemic approach
  • Progressive ? Yes
  • Word / phrase based ? Set out for sentence
    building from an early level. navigation
    between pages.
  • Teaching material ? No

37
Series V Adult 6 location
38
Series V - Child 6 location
39
Series V - child 20 location
40
Series V - teen 20 location
41
Series V - adult 20 location
42
InterAACT - child
43
InterAACT - adult
44
Dynavox series V
  • Age ? All
  • Symbols ? PCS, Dynasyms
  • Software ? Dynavox
  • Hardware ?V and V Max
  • Layout ?
  • 5 users young child, child, teen, young adult,
    adult.
  • Each user broken down into (a) functional
    emergent communicator (b) situational / context
    dependent communicator ( c) creative independent
    communicator
  • Facilitator pages
  • Progressive ? Yes but vocab / symbols change to
    become age appropriate (same basic layout).
  • Word / phrase based ? Gateway (as before).
    InterAACT pages can create novel utterances but
    there are a set of consistent phrases on each
    page
  • Teaching material ? Interactive tutorial for
    facilitator. No workbooks

45
Stalk
46
Stalk
  • Age ? Young
  • Symbols ?Rebus
  • Layout ?Two levels. Tops 7 under each is 15 cell
    page but not all cells filled
  • Software ? Grid 2 - Smartbox
  • Progressive ? No. Move onto IDV A
  • Word / phrase based ? key way of introducing
    concepts. One button represents a concept below
    each one phrases. Basic introduction to AAC.

47
LLL - Pathfinder
48
LLL - 8 loc
49
LLL - 15 loc
50
LLL 45 loc
51
LLL 84 loc
52
LLL
  • Age ? From 3 years of age
  • Symbols ? PCS, Minsyms
  • Hardware ? Vanguard / Vantage / Eco / Pathfinder
  • Layout ? 4, 8, 15, 45, 85, 132 layout available.
    Static and Dynamic. Direct access, competent
    user speed of gemneration very quick.
  • Progressive ? Yes, early stages focus on teaching
    Minspeak
  • Word / phrase based ? Mainly uses 2 icon
    sequences.
  • Teaching materials ? Yes worksheets assessment
    exercise. 40 200 hours of training.

53
Unity
  • American based so rarely used
  • Age ? From 3 years of age
  • Symbols ? PCS, Minsyms
  • Layout ? 132 layout available
  • Progressive ? No
  • Word / phrase based ? Mainly uses 3 icon
    sequences
  • Teaching material ? No

54
PragTalk
55
PragTalk
  • Age ? Pre-schoolers
  • Symbols ? PCS
  • Software ?The Grid
  • Layout ? 18 cells per page, 12 pages. 12 static
    buttons 6 buttons that go to 6 different pages
    with 18 cells on each.
  • Progressive ? No
  • Word / phrase based ? Pragmatic rather than topic
    features. For chat / commenting. Conversation
    starters for social communication
  • Teaching material ? No

56
Picture Word Power
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Picture Word Power
  • Age ? People with some literacy skills needing
    rapid communication
  • Symbols ? PCS, Dynasyms
  • Software ? Dynavox / Mind Express / The Grid
  • Layout ? With keyboard 90 cells per page, 85
    pages. Without keyboards 71 cells per page,
    39 pages.
  • Designed for efficient scanning
  • Progressive ? No
  • Word / phrase based ? Static core vocabulary
    organised by grammatical and semantic categories
    additional pop ups / pages for environment and
    topic based vocab
  • Teaching material ? Not for teaching user but
    there is a tutorial to guide through the vocab
    organisation.

58
Practical..
  • Three case studies
  • Identify which vocabulary packages may suit this
    person and reasons why
  • Considerations
  • AAC Carepathway help identify factors

59
Access to vocabulary
  • Direct access pointers etc
  • Switch access
  • Joystick/ rollerball
  • Head pointers dwell facility

60
AAC Care pathway
  • Go through AAC Care pathway with a case study
  • When to get ACT involved

61
What device?
  • Stand alone versus integrated devices
  • Risk/benefit of each set-up
  • Vocab packages
  • Handout on devices and packages

62
  • Dynamic
  • Cues
  • Categorisation
  • Organisation of vocabulary

63
What do we need to say?
  • Functions of language from group
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