Building Blocks to AAC Success- Block 1: Normal Language Development, Core Vocabulary, and Motor Planning and Building Blocks to AAC Success- Block 2- Communication Partner Strategies


In these two 90-minute block classes on augmentative alternative communication (AAC), participants will learn about the basics of speech and language development and the role of AAC in this process. Additionally, the definition and importance of core and fringe vocabulary will be discussed and demonstrated. The class will conclude by reviewing the benefits of organizing vocabulary in such a way that motor plans for words, automaticity and speed can develop. This foundational class will set the stage for AAC intervention that focuses on language acquisition in addition to communication. Participants will also learn about best practice strategies for the communication partner. This class will cover creating the right learning environment as well as creating communication opportunities. While taking a client-centered approach, participants will learn how to model, prompt and respond during AAC intervention. The class will conclude by reviewing some signs of success. Through demonstration, video and practice exercises, participants will learn about the fundamentals of AAC intervention. This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of AAC.

Location IL Assistive Technology Program
1020 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Date 6/27/2019 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Check in 8:45 AM)
Sponsor Alison Ritter - IATP
Trainer Gretchen Bright
Contact Alison Ritter - IATP (217) 522-7985
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific goals
Credit Hours 3.25 - Intervention
Cost N/A
Status Closed