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AAC Technology CEU Courses for SLPs

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Communicative Functions and AAC: Quick Tips to Move Beyond Requesting
Presented by Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9950Level: Introductory0.5 Hours
This 30-minute Fast Class describes various communicative functions and how they relate directly to users of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). It discusses aided language input and ideas for targeting a variety of communicative functions during AAC therapy.

20Q: Pediatric Augmentative and Alternative Communication Service Delivery: Key Considerations
Presented by Jennifer Kent-Walsh, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA, Cathy Binger, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9944Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course provides an overview of contemporary considerations in pediatric augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service delivery for speech-language pathologists and related professionals. Scope of practice and client profile information are covered, along with key topics in AAC assessment and intervention.

Picture Books in AAC Intervention: Quick Tips and Tricks
Presented by Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9905Level: Introductory0.5 Hours
This 30-minute Fast Class demonstrates how to select and incorporate picture books into communication goals for augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) intervention. It also discusses phonological awareness, print concepts, and modeling AAC communication when reading aloud with picture books.

AAC Intervention for Adults with Acquired Physical Impairments
Presented by Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9880Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 4 of a four-part series. This course describes intervention strategies for adults with acquired physical disabilities - especially those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - who use augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) devices. Intervention is discussed in terms of matching strategies to specific client characteristics and intervention stages of the disease.

AAC Physical Accessibility Strategies for Adults with Acquired Physical Impairments
Presented by Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9879Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 3 of a four-part series. This course focuses on ways to ensure that adults with acquired physical impairments are able to physically access and use their speech generating devices. Strategies such as adaptations to direct selection, switch scanning, head tracking, and eye gaze are discussed, along with how to match physical access method to client characteristics.

AAC Assessment for Adults with Acquired Physical Impairments
Presented by Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9866Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is Part 2 of a four-part series. This course focuses on assessment strategies for adults with acquired physical impairments, specifically those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Assessment areas and specific tools for each area are discussed, along with how to use assessment results to match features of speech-generating devices (SGDs) to an individual's needs.

AAC for Adults with Acquired Physical Impairments: An Introduction
Presented by Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9851Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a four-part series. This course discusses symptoms and types of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Concepts of intervention staging and assessment and intervention planning are also addressed.

Pulling It All Together for Students Who Use AAC: Reading, Writing, and Communication
Presented by Kelly S. Fonner, MS
Video
Course: #9791Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 5 of the 5-part series, Applying the Science of Reading, Writing, and Oral Language for Students Who Use AAC. This course describes the integration of literacy learning and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) for a student with complex communication needs (CCN). Case examples, video and data documentation are used to share methods for planning, activities, tools and progress monitoring that are doable as well as grounded in research-based practice.

Supporting Literacy Development through Robust Language Intervention for Students who Use AAC
Presented by Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Video
Course: #97891 Hour
This is Part 4 of the 5-part series, Applying the Science of Reading, Writing, and Oral Language for Students Who Use AAC. Improving the linguistic foundation of students who use AAC supports the development of strong literacy skills. Key intervention strategies and guidelines for robust language intervention for AAC users are discussed along with examples demonstrating their application to various language skills.

“Spelling” It Out for Students Who Use AAC: Applying Evidence-Based Practices
Presented by Jillian McCarthy, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9788Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 3 of the 5-part series, Applying the Science of Reading, Writing, and Oral Language for Students Who Use AAC. The ability to spell opens academic, social, and employment doors for children with complex communication needs (CCN) who use or benefit from augmentative-alternative communication (AAC). This course discusses evidence-based assessment and intervention ideas to help students with CCN who use AAC become “spellers,” and broaden their overall communication skills.