Writing Dynamic AAC Goals: The DAGG-2
In the era of Evidence Based Practice, are you struggling to come up with applicable, research-based IEP objectives for your AAC students? Need to show measurable progress to insurance and Medicaid to validate your work?
Learn how to use a Dynamic AAC Goals Grid to choose appropriate, measurable AAC goals to meet patient needs and document their gains. The revised Dynamic AAC Goals Grid (DAGG-2) includes five communication ability levels with over 100 goals addressing Linguistic,Operational, Social and Strategic competency as well as additional components for writing long and short-term goals. Using real-life case studies, this session will highlight using the DAGG-2 for initial assessment, goal writing and measuring progress.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:
• List at least three characteristics of each communication ability level: Emergent,Emergent-Transitional, Context-Dependent, Transitional-Independent and Independent.
• Select appropriate goals for AAC users based on performance in the four areas of communicative competency.
• Apply a cueing hierarchy to monitor progress on AAC goals.
Holly Schneider, MA CCC-SLP, has over 13 years of clinical experience. Presently as a Clinical Applications Specialist with DynaVox-Mayer-Johnson, she contributes to the development of new products, training and implementation tools; and,presents at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics. Her most recent publication is in JMSLP (Dec 2010).
Vicki Clarke, MS CCC- SLP, working since 1991 as a Speech Language Pathologist and Augmentative Communication Specialist specializing in AAC and AT equipment and software, is the owner and President of Dynamic Therapy Associates. Vicki provides regular evaluation and treatment of patients of all ages; conducts professional trainings and presentations for families, school districts,universities and national assistive technology conferences.