Necessary Components of Successful AAC, Part 1: Consideration
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB32-AR
Webinar Fee: $49
If a student is not successfully using verbal speech as her or his primary form of expression by the age of 3, the educators working with that student should be considering augmentative/alternative communication. But what are those considerations? What principles should everyone involved be using when making decisions about what technology to select for implementation? Considerations discussed during this session will include the Least Dangerous Assumption, vocabulary selection, vocabulary organization, aided language input, and designed engaging and empowering language opportunities.
- Participants will be able to describe the importance of adopting a mindset for which considers options which focuses on selecting what is least restrictive using the principles of the Least Dangerous Assumption and working toward an end result of spontaneous generation of novel utterances.
- Participants will be able to discuss the importance of motor access, planning, and memory in the consideration of functional augmentative and alternative language systems.
- Participants will be able to discuss the importance of aided language input in the consideration of functional augmentative and alternative language systems.
- Participants will be able to describe which words should be implemented and taught when considering augmentative and alternative language systems.
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members