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Creating AAC-Friendly Environments (PD102228)

Presenter(s): Kathy L. Howery, PhD; Chelsea Hagen
Course Description

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.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • critically evaluate environments in which students who use aided communication are engaged
  • develop more communicatively accessible learning environments
  • advocate for the needs of children and young adults who require AAC to develop communication and language

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102228
Available Through: June 01, 2026