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Integrating AAC in School Settings (PD102230)

Presenter(s): Kelly Fonner, MS
Course Description

This session discusses strategies to incorporate AAC throughout a student’s school day to increase their expressive output over a variety of communication opportunities. The speaker presents ideas for creating a systematic integration plan and discusses strategies that can work with low- or high-tech AAC systems to prompt expressive communication initiations, topic maintenance, and appropriate conversation redirection and termination.

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:

  • determine the communication context of the activities within various school-based settings
  • create a systematic plan for integrating AAC into a student’s daily learning activities
  • prompt communication within school activities by applying communication facilitator supports and scaffolding strategies

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. 

Related Courses

View all courses from the Expanding AAC: Accessible Strategies for Functional Communication online conference.

You may also be interested in Conversations on AAC with Kelly Fonner, Sarah Gregory, & Hannah Foley, in which the presenter of this session answers questions and expands on some of the topics discussed in this session.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.15
Item #(s): PD102230
Available Through: June 01, 2026