This session will discuss the AAC related skills a student needs to develop independent communicative competence. We consider evaluation techniques using a protocol developed to assess specific AAC skills in naturalistic, interactive and personally motivating activities. The resulting understanding of an individual’s AAC skills and competence will assist professionals in selecting and customizing AAC solutions to best meet their individual’s needs.
1. Sign up for this course.
2. Return to this course and click on “Start Course”.
3. To obtain a Course Certificate
4. Complete the Course Evaluation
5. Achieve 80% on the Quiz
6. Click on “Finish Course”
States approved for 1 hour CEU: CA
Vicki Clarke M.S. CCC-SLP
1. Student will be able to identify specific tools and techniques to assess AAC skills.
2. Student will be able to identify specific components of an AAC solution to meet their individual student’s needs.
5 minutes- Introductions and Disclosures
5 minutes- Overview and Background of AAC Assessment Needs
30 minutes- Discussion of Individual AAC Skills and Assessment Techniques
10 minutes- Case Study and Conclusions
10 minutes- Questions & Answers from Live Audience
All presenters receive income from course library purchases at XceptionalED.
Vicki Clarke is a salaried employee of Dynamic Therapy Associates, receiving compensation for AAC consultation and evaluation in public school systems. Mrs. Clarke, currently and historically has had non-financial professional relationships with several Speech Generating Device (SGD) manufacturers providing pro bono consultation, on request, for development of software, beta testing of equipment and software including Tobii Dynavox, Saltillo and Prentke Romich as well as AAC app developers. In addition, Mrs. Clarke facilitates institutional support to SGD manufacturers through support in organization of state and local community trainings.