Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Students with Hearing Loss


This course is intended to familiarize educators and therapists on what Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is and with the main components of assessment and treatment for AAC. Current peer-reviewed research articles on AAC in the context of use with DHH and DHH+ students will be reviewed. Participants will be given examples of AAC devices/software and see videos of implementation in therapy with children who are DHH and have additional disabilities or differences. Discussion will also include ideas for practical application of AAC use in the classroom with qualifying students for the purpose of improving auditory and spoken language development. Resources for how and when to refer students for a local AAC evaluation will be provided as well.

Location Child's Voice
180 Hansen Ct
Wood Dale, IL 60191
Date 3/3/2023 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Check in 8:20 AM)
Sponsor Child's Voice
Trainer Michelle Havlick
Contact Carrie Jackiewicz (630) 595-8200
Principles 1. Support families
2. Active participation
3. Collaborative relationships
4. Specific IFSP goals
7. Ongoing communication & collaboration
Credit Hours 1.0 - Intervention
Cost 0
Status Closed