Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in the Classroom
Join us to explore tools and strategies in high-tech AAC to help support a student's success in a variety of classrooms including identifying opportunities for communication, assessment of communication needs, and type of vocabulary for increased participation. We will also review resources to observe the communication needs in the classroom environment as well as goal writing and implementation resources.
- Define augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and describe how it can be used to address student communication, social and academic goals.
- Name and describe two broad types of vocabulary needed for classroom participation.
- List 1-2 communication partner strategies to support successful participation in the classroom.
This course is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area) from January 16, 2016 through January 15, 2016.
Presented by: Holly Schneider, MA CCC-SLP, has prior experience as an Elementary & Intermediate English and Language Arts teacher. After graduating in 2000 with a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology, she began a clinical career at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, working with clients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric. Currently, Holly is on the Training and Implementation Team at Tobii Dynavox where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics.
Financial Disclosure:: Holly is a full time employee at TobiiDynavox.
Non-financial Disclosure:Holly has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Because of the unique characteristics of our product(s), this presentation will focus exclusively on Tobii Dynavox software and will not include information on other similar communication or educational product(s).