Looking for a way to classify skills of children who use augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and track progress? This course will discuss stages of development in AAC that assist SLPs in defining level of functioning for appropriate evaluation and treatment planning.
Course created on September 4, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how and why to determine level of skills using AAC.
- After this course, participants will be able to define levels of functioning in individuals who use AAC.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of using levels of functioning in evaluation and treatment planning.
|5-10 Minutes||Why use levels of functioning in AAC and how are levels determined?|
|10-20 Minutes||Emergent communicators|
|20-30 Minutes||Wants and needs of communicators|
|30-40 Minutes||Context-cue dependent communicators|
|40-45 Minutes||Transitional and independent communicators|
|45-55 Minutes||How levels of functioning can assist in evaluation and treatment planning|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Trina Becker, MS, CCC-SLP
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.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 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 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
The continued family of websites, including SpeechPathology.com, is an approved CE provider by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, unknown Area). The assignment of RESNA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by RESNA.
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.