This is Part 1 of a two-part series on augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and adults with developmental disabilities. This course will provide a basic overview of AAC, assessment, communication goals, barriers, and key factors to consider when recommending a communication system for adults with developmental disabilities.
Course created on July 25, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to list three different assessments used when conducting an AAC evaluation with an adult with developmental disabilities.
- After this course, participants will be able to list three different communication goals for adults with developmental disabilities who are different types of communicators.
- After this course, participants will be able to list two different types of funding and two factors to consider when recommending an AAC system for an adult with developmental disabilities.
|5-10 Minutes||Types of AAC|
|10-15 Minutes||Types of communicators|
|15-20 Minutes||Communication partners - who are they and why they are important?|
|20-25 Minutes||Goals in an AAC report|
|25-30 Minutes||Different types of assessments that can be used in an AAC evaluation|
|30-35 Minutes||Factors to consider when recommending an AAC system (carryover, communication partners, assess to training, etc.)|
|45-55 Minutes||Case study examples|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Rebecca Eisenberg is a speech-language pathologist and has worked in a variety of settings including day habilitation programs, public and private schools, clinics, group home, and private homes since 2001. She is currently part of the tech team at WIHD in Valhalla and consults with schools on how to implement AAC in the classroom. Rebecca works with adults with developmental disabilities and trains individuals, their families, and staff to implement AAC in their home and community. Rebecca is also a children’s book author and a certified autism specialist.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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