AAC in the Classroom: Building Blocks for Success

On Location Training
Friday, September 23, 2016

Training Type: Implementation Workshop


“Our view is that competence should be presumed, with the burden on the teachers and others around the person to find ways of helping the person communicate” (Rubin et al, 2001). As clinicians, teachers, aides, and parents, we all seek the measure of success in the classroom that ensures a more inclusive environment; one that fosters these students’ emerging AAC skills, supports growth and provides opportunities for inclusive interactions with a variety of people. This workshop is designed to walk you through incorporating building blocks for success using AAC in the classroom to support communication, participation and positive behavior. Throughout the day, we will gather information specific to your AAC user. By the end of the day, you will have created one lesson/teaching plan supporting the use of AAC during an academic activity. You will leave this session with specific strategies, plans, and resources to use when you return to your classroom, and new ideas for teaching others to better support the use of AAC!

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

● Define augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) anddescribe how it can be used to address student communication,social and academic goals.
● Name and describe two broad types of vocabulary needed forclassroom participation.List 1-2 communication partner strategies to support successfulparticipation in the classroom.
● Create at least two lesson/teaching plans to support the use ofAAC in classroom academic and transactional activities.

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For more information, please contact:
Ron Steinberg at 770-335-5479 or ron.steinberg@tobiidynavox.com

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This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Course Content Level: Intermediate

ASHA CEUs: 0.5

Date & Time: Friday, September 23, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ET


S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center (Clayton County Schools)  1087 Battle Creek Road,  Jonesboro,  Georgia  30236,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 1

Presenter: Holly Schneider

Holly has prior experience as an Elementary & Intermediate English and Language Arts teacher before becoming a Speech and Language Pathologist in the year 2000. She began her clinical career at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin, Texas working with clients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric. Her focus and passion grew towards working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to increase her clients’ ability to participate more fully in their lives. Now with Tobii Dynavox, Holly is a Learning Consultant on the Learning Services team. In this role, she develops and facilitates trainings and implementation resources. She also presents at local, national, and international conferences about AAC topics. She has publications in JMSLP (2010) and Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing (2015).

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