This course will review case studies of individuals who use augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Participants will learn how to apply knowledge of communication independence levels, a continuum of goals, and evidence-based intervention strategies in order to determine appropriate plans for treatment.
Course created on May 28, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate communication independence levels for individuals who use AAC based on case study descriptions.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify goals appropriate for individuals who use AAC, based on case study descriptions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe evidence-based treatment strategies appropriate for individuals who use AAC, based on case study descriptions.
|5-10 Minutes||Communication independence levels & continuum of goals|
|10-20 Minutes||Evidence-based treatment strategies for AAC|
|20-40 Minutes||Case Study 1: Review case, determine communication independence level, goals, and appropriate intervention strategies|
|40-60 Minutes||Case Study 2: Review case, determine communication independence levels, goals, and appropriate intervention strategies|
|60-80 Minutes||Case Study 3: Review case, determine communication independence levels, goals, and appropriate intervention strategies|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Trina Becker, MS, CCC/SLP is an associate professor in Communication Disorders and Sciences Department at Eastern Illinois University and is the Director of the Speech-Hearing-Language Clinic. Her specialty areas include alternative and augmentative communication and speech-sound disorders. Ms. Becker teaches multiple undergraduate and graduate level courses and serves as a clinical supervisor for diagnostics and therapy sessions with the AAC population. Ms. Becker has consulted with families and schools on AAC and has presented to parent and professional groups at the local, state, and national level.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
0.15 ASHA CEUs
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
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Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.