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Course # 5781
AAC Apps: Finding the Right One for Your Client

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This course is mobile compatible.

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) apps for mobile devices are increasingly being considered for individuals with significant communication challenges due to congenital and acquired conditions (e.g., autism, aphasia, developmental disability, apraxia). This course discusses resources available to help clinicians identify AAC apps and make feature-based decisions.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list features of AAC apps.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how to locate and use resources for identifying AAC apps.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe a process for selecting AAC apps based on their features.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain ways to stay apprised of new developments in AAC apps.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and overview of AAC app features
15-25 Minutes Examples of AAC apps with various features
25-40 Minutes Resources for identifying AAC apps
40-50 Minutes Tools for evaluating AAC apps
50-55 Minutes Staying current on developments in AAC apps
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1146 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1146 reviews

Review by: Kimberly on August 25, 2014
The way the presenter provided extra urls and means of finding apps that would benefit my clients.
Review by: Meghan on August 24, 2014
The various options for AAC apps
Review by: Lauren on August 13, 2014
Great resources
Review by: Tara on August 1, 2014
very helpful information
Review by: Staci on July 29, 2014
I liked the matrices and resources provided.
Review by: Melanie on July 29, 2014
Good charts and explanation of considerations
Review by: Caryn on July 28, 2014
Very interesting and gave me ideas of how to make the process of choosing apps more productively. I will definitely make reference to this particular CEU in the future and apply it within the upcoming new school year.
Review by: Carrie on July 28, 2014
I feel more knowledgeable about AAC.
Review by: Gwen on July 24, 2014
Great resources for an ever-changing aspect of the field!
Review by: Rosemary on July 22, 2014
information presented was in depth and organized.
Review by: Debbie on July 21, 2014
List of resources is valuable.
Review by: Tracy on July 20, 2014
Review by: Meghan on July 15, 2014
Fabulous resources!
Review by: dana on July 12, 2014
great ideas.
Review by: Dianna on July 8, 2014
It gave a lot of information about how to find and evaluate apps and match them with students.
Review by: Hannah on July 1, 2014
Direct and informational
Review by: Amanda on June 29, 2014
Lots of resources
Review by: Nora on June 25, 2014
resources; websites
Review by: Glee on June 25, 2014
This course was straightforward, with plenty of examples and resources to help apply what is learned in my professional environment.
Review by: Kristine on June 24, 2014
Review by: Theresa on June 23, 2014
Good overview of apps - would of liked some additional information on the topic
Review by: Becky on June 19, 2014
Examples of apps and resources will be helpful in AAC consideration.
Review by: Yale on June 18, 2014
Good representation of a few AAC applications and criteria for making appropriate choices.
Review by: Elsa on June 15, 2014
practical information to access when needed
Review by: Karen on June 9, 2014
She presented a lot of information regarding areas to assess for AAC devices, as well as provided additional resources for making decisions about specific AAC devices.
Review by: Melissa on May 29, 2014
I liked the number of AAC examples the presenter provided.
Review by: John on May 28, 2014
It gave me places to continue my education on AAC.
Review by: Sharla on May 28, 2014
The presentation style and resources provided.
Review by: Toby on May 27, 2014
liked the resources provided
Review by: Tiffany on May 26, 2014
great references to websites and apps to research the best to service my patients.
Review by: Erica on May 20, 2014
No comment
Review by: Rhiannon on May 17, 2014
The multitude of apps listed and described.
Review by: Rita on May 12, 2014
Review by: Jessica on May 9, 2014
The course organization was a little hard to follow.
Review by: Kayla on May 8, 2014
Easy to follow presentation and relevant information.
Review by: Lucille on May 5, 2014
It was a good overview of a topic that has a huge amount of information.
Review by: Sarah on April 29, 2014
great material
Review by: Christopher on April 22, 2014
Informative and easy to follow.
Review by: Paula on April 16, 2014
great visuals
Review by: Anne on April 15, 2014
Good quality up-to-date information with lots of resources for exploring further.
Review by: Deanna on April 8, 2014
clear graphics, great resources
Review by: John on April 5, 2014
The presenter did a great job of presenting the information in an organized, categorical manner. Good references were also given for further study.
Review by: Linda on March 28, 2014
Excellent resources. Can't wait to try some of the apps.
Review by: Stefini on March 21, 2014
relates to real world options
Review by: Lisa on March 17, 2014
I liked the discussion of the specific apps based on complexity of message output. I liked the assessment matrixes.
Review by: Lauren on March 9, 2014
The topic involves lots of information and I do not have a good grasp on it but I would have preferred, if possible, examples of clients using different types of AAC Apps to try to gain a better understanding of how the devices are used by and helpful to clients or students. Course seemed to general. I would have preferred to be able to see the handouts and examples of screens better. They were too small and blurry.
Review by: Marla on March 7, 2014
Provided a nice breakdown of Apps simple and complex which is useful and appreciated.
Review by: Rebecca on March 5, 2014
Very informative
Review by: Vannesa on March 3, 2014
I liked how it broke the apps down into 3 different categories and the examples were great.
Review by: Michelle on March 2, 2014
Links to sites and practical examples
Review by: Cheryl on February 19, 2014
Review by: Sherrie on February 3, 2014
Review by: Lori on January 31, 2014
Thank you for the resources to help find AAC apps
Review by: Nicole on January 30, 2014
Good resources! Informative and easy to follow.
Review by: Martha on January 29, 2014
amount of information
Review by: Sarah on January 28, 2014
I liked how she outlined the different factors to consider
Review by: Evanna on January 24, 2014
Course was informative
Review by: Beverly on January 21, 2014
I would have rated this course as excellent, but a few of the questions did not align with the materials presented and one was not addressed at all. That being said, the presentation is filled with a great deal of information and excellent resources.
Review by: Debbie on January 18, 2014
Review by: Nicole on January 17, 2014
Good examples/visual supports, clear and easy to follow.
Review by: Jane on January 5, 2014
This course provided an organized approach that I need to approach this complex area. I want to remain open-minded about the products offered by various vendors and the feature analysis provides a means of doing just that.
Review by: Penny on January 4, 2014
I now have more options in this quickly changing field!!
Review by: Teresita on January 3, 2014
I was able to follow it despite of my little experience with AAC devices
Review by: Anita on December 31, 2013
Lots of resources
Review by: Meghan on December 31, 2013
New information.
Review by: Kimberly on December 31, 2013
great content and examples.
Review by: Carrie on December 31, 2013
Review by: Susan on December 31, 2013
sources for comprehensive AAC app lists.
Review by: Stephanie on December 31, 2013
For someone who has no experience with apps, this information will be a good starting point.
Review by: Amy on December 30, 2013
clear information presented
Review by: Rebekah on December 29, 2013
lists good resources
Review by: Rosanne on December 29, 2013
The resources listed.
Review by: Karen on December 29, 2013
It introduced me to a number of apps that I did not previously know. Also the resources for reviews.
Review by: Tiffany on December 29, 2013
Great presentation with very useful handouts snd resources provided!
Review by: Linda on December 28, 2013
Good list of resources; basic guidelines for choosing apps
Review by: Kelly on December 27, 2013
Very specific AAC apps & resources to compare them!
Review by: Carrie on December 27, 2013
Good resources provided.
Review by: Lisa on December 27, 2013
very informative
Review by: David on December 26, 2013
Organization and content was outstanding and easy to follow and learn.
Review by: Julia on December 26, 2013
I loved the shoe analogy! Great tips for the process of app selection and importance of feature matching.
Review by: Lindsay on December 26, 2013
Review by: Angela on December 25, 2013
good info and presentation
Review by: Heather on December 25, 2013
Presented was very knowledgeable about topic.
Review by: Rachel on December 24, 2013
Interesting real life examples
Review by: Mary on December 24, 2013
new information
Review by: Angela on December 23, 2013
topic relevance
Review by: Charletha on December 23, 2013
practical knowledge
Review by: Andrea on December 22, 2013
Great tools and resources to use.
Review by: Lisa on December 20, 2013
Very appropriate for this age of technology.
Review by: Rocio on December 18, 2013
Organized, pertinent
Review by: TiAnn on December 18, 2013
Review by: Elizabeth on December 17, 2013
I am not familiar with many apps and this gave me more insight into their use and features
Review by: ShellyAnn on December 17, 2013
current list of AAC apps
Review by: Barb on December 16, 2013
very informative with good resources
Review by: Emily on December 14, 2013
It was nice to have specific examples and guidelines
Review by: Kaye on December 11, 2013
The content was excellent re: some of the resources and suggestions, organization was excellent. I wish the handouts had been enlarged to show portions of screens/ enable discrimination of material and features.
Review by: Deborah on December 11, 2013
The resources available are AWESOME!
Review by: Amy on December 11, 2013
Many relevant examples.
Review by: Lara on December 10, 2013
Great resource to have. I will definitely be using the references in the future.
Review by: Beth on December 10, 2013
Resources will help me out a lot!

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Course Presenter

carole zangari

Carole Zangari, Ph.D.

Dr. Carole Zangari is a professor of Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders at Nova Southeastern University. She teaches master’s and doctoral classes on AAC, provides clinical supervision to graduate students working with clients who use AAC, and coordinates the AAC lab. Dr. Zangari is co-editor of Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development of Students with AAC Needs and is a past coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in AAC. Dr. Zangari blogs at

Disclosure: Financial: Carole Zangari was paid an honorarium for this presentation by She is co-editor of Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development of Students with AAC Needs. Nonfinancial: Past coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in AAC; blog at

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.

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