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Course Type: Video – 1 hour

ASHA Course Code: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) – 3040

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology can yield meaningful communication outcomes for students and clients. This session provided information to consider and implement AAC and AT for intervention. Participants walked away with evidence-based practices to support AAC and AT needs for students, clients and patients.

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Financial Disclosure: Phuong Lien Palafox, M.S., CCC-SLP was an employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Phuong Lien Palafox does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

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For the first decade of my career as a speech-language pathologist, I was unsure of my skills when using AAC and AT. With time, help from SLP peers, trainings, my sentiments for AAC and AT changed. This course will provide the most functional content for AAC and AT use. Additionally, I will share stories of how AAC and AT have impacted the lives of my students and clients.

Participants will:

Participants will describe communicative needs and functions of supporting non-verbal communicators
Participants will describe use and value core vocabulary words
Participants will discuss AAC and AT interventions to maximize speech and language outcomes in educational and clinical settings.

Time-ordered agenda:

02 minutes–Introductions and Disclosures
13 minutes–Benefits of Core Vocabulary
30 minutes–Using AAC and AT in Intervention
10 minutes-Considerations for Generalization
05 minutes-Conclusion and Questions

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