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Pulling It All Together for Students Who Use AAC: Reading, Writing, and Communication
Presented by Kelly S. Fonner, MS
Live WebinarFri, Aug 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT   Starts in 15h 5m
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.

“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.

Developing Authors: Designing Opportunities in AAC Using the Science of Writing
Presented by Janet Sturm, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Video
Course: #9787Level: Advanced1 Hour
This is Part 1 of the 5-part series, Applying the Science of Reading, Writing, and Oral Language for Students Who Use AAC. The ability to write has enormous power, especially for a student who uses augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). This course describes how students who use AAC can become authors when systematic, sequential and explicit instruction is anchored in the science of writing, and discusses the components and benefits of this type of reading/writing curriculum.

Autism Outreach Podcast: Where to Start with Communication Intervention with Early Learners
Presented by Rosemarie Griffin, MA, CCC-SLP, BCBA, Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP
Audio
Course: #9809Level: Introductory0.5 Hours
In this podcast, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) is discussed as a viable option for students who are not yet speaking, and the importance of communication initiation and early target vocabulary selection is addressed. The transition from PECS to augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) or verbal speech is also reviewed.

Outpatient Management of Speech and Swallowing After Total Glossectomy
Presented by Jodi Knott, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #9770Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. This course introduces a “road map” for rehabilitation and restoration of speech and swallowing, following a total glossectomy in the outpatient setting. It discusses unique treatment approaches including the use of palatal augmentation, augmentative communication, and other methods that have been successful at improving functional speech and swallowing outcomes. Sequelae of radiation therapy are also reviewed.

AAC for Individuals with Acquired Physical Impairments: An introduction
Presented by Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Sep 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #9851Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a four-part series. This course discusses symptoms and types of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Concepts of intervention staging and strategies for assessment and intervention are also addressed.

Inpatient Management of Speech and Swallowing After Total Glossectomy
Presented by Jodi Knott, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Video
Course: #9768Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course introduces participants to a “road map” for rehabilitation and restoration of speech and swallowing, following a total glossectomy. It discusses postoperative anatomy and physiology and the importance of preoperative counseling, along with approaches to inpatient management and the SLP’s role across the continuum of care.

AAC Assessment for Adults with Acquired Physical Impairments
Presented by Katrina Fulcher-Rood, PhD, CCC-SLP
Live WebinarTue, Sep 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT
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. Assessment areas and specific tools for each area are presented.

Home Sweet Home: Transitioning AAC to the Home Environment
Presented by Trina Becker, MS, CCC-SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #9760Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses ways to transition augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) from the speech therapy room to the home environment, for children who use AAC. Strategies for planning and implementing carryover of skills from the educational setting are shared.

Tele-AAC with Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Presented by Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #9574Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course explores teletherapy for adults with developmental disabilities (DD) who are users of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Topics discussed include funding, quick essentials of teletherapy, and language modeling, as well as age-appropriate non-digital materials and free/paid digital materials that work well for adults with DD.