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AAC Implementation: We Have the Device, Now What? Tools and strategies for successful device use

December 4, 2018 8:30 am
December 4, 2018 11:30 am
Lindsay Kiraly/ Amanda Beranek
Ext: 2270
NSSED Training Center- Arbor Academy Building
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776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park, IL, United States, 60035

Presenters: Megan Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP/L - Megan Brown is a licensed speech-language pathologist and Integrated Technology Coach. She has worked at NSSED in the Educational & Life Skills Program for 8 years, and has experience working in the Primary, Intermediate, Jr. High, and High School levels. Megan enjoys working with individuals and their families to enhance communication through the implementation of AAC.

Susan Foster, MS CCC-SLP/L - Speech-Language Pathologist and Integrated Technology Coach: Susan has worked on the Integrated Technology Team at NSSED for the past 11 years working with children and young adults who use AAC. Prior to that, she worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the ELS program at NSSED and has worked with children in preschool through transition age.

Intended Audience: Assistive Technology Professionals, Speech-Language Pathologists, Parents, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Occupational/Physical Therapists

Activity Description: Has your student gone through a thorough AAC assessment, trialed devices, and received a brand new shiny device but you aren’t exactly sure how they are going to use it throughout the day? Or, do you have a student that has a device that they don’t use as much as they could? Supporting a student using AAC can be an overwhelming task, but with careful consideration and planning, device implementation doesn’t have to be so daunting. This workshop will review the goals of AAC and will provide participants with the helpful tools and strategies to successfully integrate AAC into a student’s day. Please bring a student's daily schedule to bring for use during a hands on activity.

Learning Objectives:

  • State 3 goals of AAC for our students
  • State the steps of the dynamic problem solving process
  • Identify and complete an implementation plan format that may work for students

PD Hours: 3
Registration/Coffee: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)

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