Partner Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom Part 1

Live Broadcast Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB03-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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This beginner-level webinar is the first in a two-part series on partner-augmented input (PAI) in the classroom. Evidence-based research supports the use of partner-augmented input, also known as aided language modeling, as an intervention strategy for individuals who use AAC. There are multiple benefits of modeling AAC use, but how can this be done effectively in the classroom? In this session, attendees will participate in a variety of interactive training elements that will help them learn to provide partner augmented input for their students who use AAC. For those who are already familiar with the technique, this webinar can help fine tune existing modeling skills. Part I will cover commitment to strategy, strategy description and strategy demonstration. It is recommended that participants videotape themselves working with a student using AAC and review the video prior to attending Part 1.

Please note that the Closed Captioner experienced technical difficulties about 75 minutes into the live event, resulting in 5 minutes of the recording where closed captioning is not available. After that time, the captioning returns and no further technical issues occurred.


Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will list three benefits of providing PAI.
  2. Participants will identify at least 3 input strategies.
  3. Participants will observe and tally at least 4 steps to effective modeling using an observation checklist.


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: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

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: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, SLPs

Experience Level


Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

Number of hours: 1.5
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.2

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