Chat with Me: Pragmatic Skill Intervention in Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB01-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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The acquisition of social skills is an important factor in the successful integration of
individuals with disabilities. Social skills are critical for successful academic inclusion as well as competitive employment. In this webinar the results from a social skills intervention study will be discussed. In addition, a number of evidence-based strategies for teaching social skills will be reviewed and customizations to a core vocabulary will be demonstrated to illustrate inclusion of vocabulary necessary to perform a variety of pragmatic functions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to list three consequences of poor social skills.
  2. Participants will be able to list three strategies that can be used to teach social skills to individuals who use AAC.
  3. Participants will list three pragmatic skills that may require additional vocabulary.


Jill Senner

Speech Language Pathologist
Technology & Language Center, Inc.
Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist with 20 years of experience working with children with complex communication needs. She is the owner/director of Technology and Language Center where she specializes in providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) services including assessment, consultation and training, and workshops/lectures. Dr. Senner has presented at numerous national assistive technology conferences and has taught graduate courses in AAC and swallowing disorders. She has published research in the areas of AAC, siblings and disability, and swallowing disorders in cerebral palsy.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Matthew Baud

Speech Language Pathologist
Niles Township District for Special Education
Matthew R. Baud, MS, CCC-SLP, has been working with AAC for the past 13 years. He currently is the Assistive Technology Coordinator at Niles Township District for Special Education (NTDSE) performing evaluations, trainings and coaching communication partners. Matthew also has his own AAC private practice working with individuals with complex communication needs from birth through adulthood. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Xavier University where he teaches a graduate course in AAC and has presented at national and state conferences.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes


Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

AT Professionals

Experience Level


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