This is Part 2 of a two-part series on augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and adults with developmental disabilities (DD). This course will focus on communicative functions, funding, vocabulary selection, writing AAC goals, and AAC implementation with age-appropriate activities. Examples of various non-electronic and electronic therapeutic tools to be used during communication therapy with adults with DD will be provided. (Part 1 - Course 8973)
Course created on February 13, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least 5 communicative functions for adults with complex communication needs and developmental disabilities.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 communication goals that target vocational and daily living using a variety of communication systems.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 different apps and 3 different non-electronic materials to be used during communication therapy with adults with developmental disabilities.
|5-10 Minutes||Communicative Functions|
|10-15 Minutes||Types of Systems (e.g., core/fringe, context-based, topic-based, visual scenes)|
|15-20 Minutes||Funding of AAC Therapy and Carryover of Skills - How can adults with DD receive consistent services?|
|20-25 Minutes||Vocabulary Selection for different contexts (e.g. day program, employment, community)|
|25-35 Minutes||Writing AAC Goals for Adults with DD|
|35-45 Minutes||Examples of Non-Electronic Therapy Activities|
|45-55 Minutes||Examples of Electronic Therapy Activities (e.g., apps, software programs, etc.)|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Rebecca Eisenberg is a certified speech-language pathologist since 2001. She is also a certified autism specialist and a children’s book author.
She graduated with an MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Rebecca has been working in a variety of contexts since 2001 including day habilitation programs, public and private schools, clinics, group homes, and private homes. She is currently on the tech team at WIHD in Valhalla and consults with schools on how to implement AAC in the classroom and other contexts. Rebecca has been working with adults with DD conducting AAC evaluations and training since she was a graduate student in 2000.
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