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Designed for parents, caregivers, and professionals who have a new Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system or are beginning again with an AAC system. This course starts by discussing robust vocabulary systems and various vocabulary arrangements. The remainder of the course focuses on using the concept of Motivate, Model, Move Out of the Way to help early and emergent AAC users become engaged with their AAC system and learn to use it. This course teaches communication partners how to support AAC users by using the system to talk to them, as well as using physical space, wait time, and an adapted prompt hierarchy. Resources include: Adapted Prompt Hierarchy handouts in English and Spanish; Motivate, Model, Move Out of the Way article; AAC Bootcamp handout


States approved for CEU: CA
Number of hours: 1.0
Instructional Level: Intermediate


Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will be able to identify the components of a robust AAC system.
2. Participants will be able to explain and apply the “Motivate, Model, Move Out of the Way” strategy of teaching AAC and language development.
3. Participants will be able to identify at least 2 differences between the traditional prompt hierarchy and the adapted prompt hierarchy.


Financial/Non-financial Disclosures:

All presenters receive income from course library purchases at XceptionalED.

This course is brought to you in partnership with Angelman Academy, a project of Quincy’s Quest Foundation, a registered non-profit 501(c)(3), which will also receive a portion of the sales of this course at XceptionalED.


Course Instructions:
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”

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