Categorization of users of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) to determine an appropriate path for intervention is discussed in this course. Three communicator categories and a tool to assist in determining an AAC communicator's profile based on prognostic indicators and linguistic skills are described.
Course created on May 2, 2023
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.1; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; RESNA/0.1 Intermediate; SAC/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe characteristics of emerging, functional and generative communicators.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how pre-linguistic skills, linguistic skills, and prognostic indicators determine an AAC communicator category.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how AAC communicator categories can assist in determining appropriate short-term and long-term plans for intervention.
|5-20 Minutes||Definition of AAC communicator categories|
|20-40 Minutes||Determining AAC communicator profiles|
|40-55 Minutes||Case study|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Trina Becker, MS, CCC/SLP is a professor at Eastern Illinois University in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department. She specializes in alternative and augmentative communication and is the instructor of the courses Phonological Assessment and Remediation, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and AAC for Beginning Communicators. She also serves as a clinical supervisor for diagnostics and therapy sessions with the AAC population. Ms. Becker serves as a consultant and has presented to parent and professional groups at the local, state, and national level on this topic.
Beth Bergstrom is a university professor and teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Beth has 20+ years of experience in the field and has developed expertise in multiple areas, of the profession, including AAC. She has presented at the state and national level on this topic and is passionate about creating clinically relevant, practical tools for assessment, intervention, and parent education.
Beth Bergstrom - Financial: Beth Bergstrom was paid an honorarium for this presentation. Beth is co-founder of the blog/website bbboutiqueslp.com and receives royalties for items sold on that site and the B & B Teachers Pay Teachers store, including the AAC Communicator Profile referenced in this presentation. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This course focuses primarily on the AAC Communicator Profile checklist and not on similar/related tools.
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