History Definitions
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What is the first communication board?
F. Hall Roe Communication Board co-developed by F. Hall Roe in 1920
100
What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and includes all forms of
communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.
AAC
200
What is the weight of the first “portable” voice synthesizer and was mounted on the back of a wheelchair?
20 pounds
200
What are UNAIDED forms of AAC do not require an external tool. Unaided forms require some degree of motor control?
Gestures
Manual signs
Facial expressions
Vocalizations
Verbalizations
Body language
300
What is first AAC products to feature touch screens with dynamic displays by Dynavox?
1990s
300
What are AIDED forms of AAC require some form of external support—either electronic or nonelectronic. Nonelectronic aided forms are often referred to as "light-tech" or "low-tech." Electronic forms are referred to as "high-tech."
Pictures
Objects
Photographs
Writing
Communication boards/books
Speech generating devices (SGD)*
Single-message devices and recordable/digitized devices
AAC software that enables dynamic symbol/language representation and that is used with some form of technology hardware (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone)




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