Partner Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom Part 2

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB07-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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This beginner-level webinar is the second 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. This session is organized to provide opportunities for verbal practice and controlled practice. Participants will need a speech generating device, app, or communication board for participation in the interactive exercises.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to verbally recite all the steps for successful modeling.
  2. Participants will generate at least 3 parallel-talk phrases or sentences based on scenarios provided.
  3. Participants will identify at least 3 input strategies.


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, Educators

Experience Level


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