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AAC Coaching in a Virtual World: Strategies for Success (PD102598)

Presenter(s): Sarah Murphy Gregory, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Coaching communication partners to support augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an important and effective strategy, and the increase in virtual communication over the past year has opened the door for more comprehensive and robust coaching opportunities. This session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference examines technology tools that make the process more efficient, accessible, and effective. The presenter also discusses strategies to build relationships and create positive collaboration with families and caregivers.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Model evidence-based strategies to support AAC learning 
  • Collaborate with families/caregivers to support AAC users at home 
  • Create and curate caregiver-friendly resources


  • Intro to coaching
  • Collaborating with teams and caregivers
  • Where to start
  • Technology tools to support virtual coaching
  • Activities to support AAC virtually
  • Curating resources
  • Coaching examples

Presenter Information

Sarah Gregory, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology consultant in the Ithaca City School District in Upstate New York. She specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication in a public school setting with a focus on inclusion. Sarah presents on these topics at national and statewide conferences. She shares tech tips for AAC and teletherapy on her YouTube channel and you can find her on Twitter and Instagram.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Salary from the Ithaca City School District
  • Income from speaking honoraria and online courses
  • Has received codes to trial therapy products/tools

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA member
  • ASHA SIG 12 affiliate
  • ASHA SIG 12 Professional Development Committee

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: July 14, 2021
End date: October 14, 2027

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102598
Available Through: October 14, 2027