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Planning AAC Intervention for Children With ASD (On Demand Webinar) (WEB19919)

Presenter(s): Lesley E. Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

This webinar presents an organizational framework for planning AAC intervention that maximizes communication for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The course presents strategies to support children with ASD and their communication partners, including clinicians, parents, and teachers. The speaker defines the “mask of attention” for children with ASD; discusses factors that contribute to the challenge of looking behind this mask to increase communication; and demonstrates how to plan and organize a goal-driven AAC intervention session.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to :

  • describe a framework for analyzing communication behaviors of a child with ASD to determine strengths and needs
  • document the factors contributing to the perception of inattention in a child, and determine an action plan to support communication and participation
  • create measurable AAC goals to maximize participation of children who use AAC with communication partners across environments

Learning assessment


Related Courses

This webinar was offered as a stand-alone webinar and was also included as part of the 2021 online conference “Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication.” View all courses from the Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication online conference.

You may also be interested in Conversations on AAC with Lauren Enders & Lesley Mayne, in which the presenter of this webinar answers questions and expands on some of the topics discussed in this webinar.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB19919
Available Through: July 15, 2025