Do you struggle with choosing vocabulary for your students' augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) systems that will promote communication success across environments and communication partners? Core vocabulary should be considered when choosing an appropriate AAC system, writing goals, and developing powerful communication for individuals who use AAC.
Course created on April 2, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to define vocabulary selection methods for AAC and explain the difference between core and fringe vocabulary.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify AAC systems and AAC apps that utilize core vocabulary.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to write goals that incorporate core vocabulary across competency areas.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to integrate and teach core vocabulary across activities, environments and communication partners.
|5-10 Minutes||Vocabulary selection for AAC|
|10-15 Minutes||What is core vocabulary?|
|15-25 Minutes||AAC systems and AAC apps that integrate core vocabulary|
|25-30 Minutes||Writing goals driven by core vocabulary|
|30-55 Minutes||Teaching core and integrating across environments and communication partners|
|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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