AAC and Literacy: How to Get Started (Columbus, OH) Private

On location training
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Training Type: Implementation Workshop


There is increasing evidence and understanding that all students can learn to read and write. Research has proven that communication, language, and literacy skills develop in concert with one another, and that time spent in instruction in any one of these areas builds awareness and skill in the other. However, when it comes to individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) it is often thought that they need to develop a certain level of skill in communication with their AAC system before they can benefit from literacy instruction. This workshop will outline why that statement is false, and review steps to getting started in providing literacy instruction for your AAC user.  

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to: 

·        Describe the literacy and language connection

·        Discuss how core words support powerful communication

·        Describe the role symbols play in literacy

·        List two emergent literacy strategies that support individuals who use AAC

At the conclusion of "AAC and Literacy: How to Get Started", an additional training will take place titled "Review Boardmaker Online for Language Learning and Literacy". Participants will review Boardmaker Online to create symbol-supported materials for communication, behavior support, and education, and will earn 1.5 CMH (Certification Maintenance Hours).

Check-in begins at 11:00 am


Huy Elementary School

Speech and Language Services Department

1545 Huy Road

Columbus, OH 43224

Questions? contact: Megan Rowles megan.rowles@tobiidynavox.com 614-704-1030

Participants are expected to be present for the entire session. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided. 

Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.

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This course will be offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).


Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.25

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM ET


Huy Elementary School  1545 Huy Road,  Columbus,  Ohio  43224,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 10

Presenter: Patrick Brune

Patrick Brune, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 30 years of clinical experience in the area of AAC. His focus has been on developing tools and supports that create successful communication opportunities for all our customers. Patrick is a member of the Learning Services Team for Tobii Dynavox.

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