This course is part of the 2016 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Topics in AAC. Descriptive talking is a strategy that focuses on using core vocabulary words for lesson-specific words. This course will focus on applying Descriptive Talking with students who have the potential to produce generative language with their AAC systems when participating in academic lessons in a general education classroom.
Course created on October 6, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the vocabulary needed in an AAC system to support descriptive talking.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the benefits of descriptive talking.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to plan a lesson using the principles of descriptive talking.
|5-10 Minutes||Core and Extended Vocabulary|
|10-20 Minutes||Rationale for Using Descriptive Talking|
|20-30 Minutes||Learning the Words in the AAC Device|
|30-55 Minutes||Organizing and Conducting a Lesson Using Descriptive Talking|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Gail M. Van Tatenhove, MS, CCC-SLP
Gail VanTatenhove has worked as a speech-language pathologist specializing in AAC since 1977. She has worked in a special education school, a statewide AAC evaluation center, and with an AAC development company. Gail has been an active member of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 12, serving as a Coordinating Committee Member, Associate Coordinator, Perspectives Editor, Professional Development Manager, and Prentke Distinguished Lecturer Coordinator. She is also an ASHA Fellow. Currently, Gail is in private practice providing AAC services to students included in general education classrooms and to developmentally delayed adults living and working in their communities. Gail lives in Orlando, Florida, but grew up in Wisconsin and still calls that home.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course was presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which provided in kind support.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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