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Ditch the Therapy Script: Using AAC for Dynamic & Engaging Language Learning

October 30 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm EDT

Objectives:

  1. Participants will describe at least two ways AAC can provide flexible language opportunities for young learners.
  2. Participants will list two or more ways AAC can be used to support receptive vocabulary for learners with a variety of learning needs.
  3. Participants will give two or more examples of how vocabulary and grammar can be represented through AAC.

Details

Date:
October 30
Time:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Event Category:

Venue

Online (Zoom)

Speakers

Abstract

Speech-language pathologists are skilled at teaching and scaffolding langauge skills. Join this discussion and explore how to embed AAC as a tool not only to support expressive communicaiton, but as a dynamic tool for teaching receptive langauge, word meaning, grammatical language, sentence complexity, and more.

This session will demonstrate how AAC provides a visual thinking tool for learners with various language learning needs – from early communicators to those working on more sophisticated language concepts. Rather than creating materials ahead of time, we will talk about how SLPs can use features within Proloquo to adapt a lesson on the spot.

Ditch the therapy script and join this dynamic session and think about AAC in a whole new way!

Disclosures

  1. Rachael Langley, MA, CCC-SLP is an independent contractor working for AssistiveWare. She also provides consulting and training to school districts for a fee.
  2. Rachael Langley, MA, CCC-SLP is on the Board of Directors for #TalkingAAC, Inc, a non-profit organization providing professional learning in the form of an annual conference.
  3. This session is sponsored by AssistiveWare