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Effective Practices in AAC Assessment (PD102234)

Presenter(s): Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP; Matthew R. Baud, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Given the landscape of hundreds of apps, speech-generating devices, low-tech options, and no-tech strategies, SLPs who do not typically complete AAC assessments may wonder who to refer for an AAC an assessment and how they can contribute to the assessment process. This session reviews the AAC assessment process, with an emphasis on feature matching and consideration of the individual’s current and future needs.

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:

  • list at least four assessment tools appropriate for children with complex communication needs
  • describe at least four features that should be matched to a child when conducting an AAC assessment
  • name at least three funding sources for speech-generating devices

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 Matthew Baud, Jill Senner, & Gloria Soto, in which the presenters of this session answer questions and expand on some of the topics discussed in this session.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102234
Available Through: June 01, 2026