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Presenter(s): Adena R Dacy, MS, CCC-SLP; Ashley Renee Larisey, MS, CCC-SLP; Kate Ahern, MS
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This recorded dialogue features speech-language pathologist Ashley Larisey and educational specialist Kate Ahern, who discuss strategies and ideas for engaging middle and high school students and for supporting AAC learning at home for students of all ages.
Presenter(s): Kathy L. Howery, PhD; Chelsea Hagen
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session explores evidence-based strategies to make environments communicatively accessible to students who use aided language systems. The speaker discusses barriers these students may encounter in language learning, how we can proactively reduce these barriers, and how we can use peers and other communication partners to create language-supportive environments using AAC. The session also includes reflections on what worked and what didn't from students who used AAC systems in classrooms. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Presenter(s): Karen Olivia Natoci, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session from ASHA's 2021 Schools Connect online conference examines how to incorporate written language instruction to enhance language interventions for students with complex communication needs who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. The presenter discusses how writing practice using AAC fits into the context of a balanced literacy framework. The session also outlines the benefits of collaborating with occupational therapists.
Presenter(s): Kathy L Howery, PhD; Cynthia J Cress, PhD, CCC-SLP; Ann-Mari Pierotti, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This recorded dialogue features two experts on AAC, who discuss challenges and potential solutions when creating more effective learning environments for AAC users and using AAC with individuals with different developmental needs.
Presenter(s): Jill E Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP; Gloria Soto, PhD; Matthew R Baud, MS, CCC-SLP; Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This recorded dialogue features three AAC experts, who discuss person- and family-centered approaches to AAC, focusing on effective, culturally and linguistically responsive assessment practices. The exchange was recorded at the 2021 online conference "Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication" and is a companion to two recorded sessions from the conference: Effective Practices in AAC Assessment (Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Matthew R. Baud, MS, CCC-SLP) and A Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approach to AAC (Gloria Soto, PhD). The dialogue was moderated by Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP.
Presenter(s): Vicki Haddix, MS, CCC-SLP; Kevin Williams
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Effective collaboration among individuals who use AAC and their families, communication partners at school/work, and those in the community can promote positive outcomes for the AAC communicators. This session defines what successful information exchanges can look like and explores who in the community an SLP may want to include as collaborators. The presenter shares strategies for effective and efficient collaboration across the AAC communicator’s family, school/work life, and broader community. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
New On Demand Webinar
Presenter(s): Mary Katherine Dally, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This webinar will explore alternative access methods in early childhood along with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), with a focus on switch access. The speaker will discuss a total access approach assigning meaning to all communication attempts, increasing social interactions and acceptance, and presuming competence for the youngest learners. The webinar will share examples of play-based learning activities that SLPs can customize to meet a child's unique interests and passions while focusing on alternative access methods.
Presenter(s): Ashley Larisey, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: SLPs who work with older students who use AAC are challenged to develop engaging intervention activities that are age-respectful as well as integrate literacy, classroom curriculum, and post-secondary training. This session explores how to use communicator profiles to provide scaffolding for secondary and post-secondary students who use AAC within the context of meaningful, engaging activities. This course is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.”
Presenter(s): Tami Altschuler MA, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: Regardless of their age, patients in critical and acute care settings may experience communication difficulties due to the nature of their illness and the medical interventions they require. This session discusses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for these patients, including evaluation and intervention considerations, resources, and materials to support AAC service delivery.
Credit(s): PDHs: 3.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.35
Summary: These SIG 12 Perspectives articles provide information on current issues associated with visual processing of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) displays for people with traumatic brain injury, assessment of the expressive language abilities of Spanish-speaking children who rely on AAC, and culturally sensitive approaches to aided language modeling. Readers will be more adept at designing effective AAC displays for adults with traumatic brain injury and at providing AAC services to children from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds.
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