AAC and Importance of creating literacy supports and
Introduction to AAC
Literacy is important in virtually all aspects of our daily lives. It is fundamental in education, at work, and at home. Supported by an ever increasing amount of presentations, reference materials and publications, there is a There is a growing awareness of the importance of literacy for individuals who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC).
This presentation will provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to AAC learners of all ability levels. We will review low tech options, such as creating alphabet book, while also exploring high tech options that provide literacy support and instruction. We will also review additional supports such as the Accessible Literacy Learning (ALL) reading program and Boardmaker Online community literacy supports.
Discuss literacy principles that impact literacy acquisition in AAC users
Describe 3 main components of a balanced literacy approach and the implications for AAC users
Explain 3 evidence-based therapeutic interventions that target language and literacy development for AAC users
This course will be offered for .15 CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional area)