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There’s No Place Like Home: Supporting AAC at Home (PD102231)

Presenter(s): Kate R. Ahern, MS
Course Description

Having knowledgeable and supported caregivers—including parents, siblings, care attendants, home aides, home nurses, and extended family—is vital to an AAC user’s success. New opportunities for virtual sessions allow a level of home involvement and support previously made difficult by time and logistical constraints. This session discusses practical strategies for teaching and supporting home caregivers.

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:

  • explain the purpose of creating shared beliefs between practitioners and caregivers
  • analyze the needs of caregivers as they apply to supporting learners who use AAC at home 
  • aexplain 2-3 practical options for supporting caregivers
  • acreate a Home Support Plan for the family of a learner who uses AAC

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): PD102231
Available Through: June 01, 2026