This course discusses ways to transition augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) from the speech therapy room to the home environment, for children who use AAC. Strategies for planning and implementing carryover of skills from the educational setting are shared.
Course created on June 24, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the importance of intentionally planning for and implementing use of AAC outside of the speech therapy room.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for planning carryover of AAC to the home environment; specifically, teaching families how to create communication opportunities.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for implementing carryover of AAC to the home environment; specifically, helping families understand how to teach communication via AAC.
|5-10 Minutes||Importance of planning for and implementing use of AAC outside of the speech therapy room|
|10-15 Minutes||Challenges in carrying over AAC to the home environment|
|15-35 Minutes||Creating communication opportunities in the home environment|
|35-55 Minutes||Teaching families how to support and develop communication via AAC|
|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.
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