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Implementation Workshop

AAC in the Classroom: Building Blocks for Success

Description

“Our view is that competence should be presumed, with the burden on the teachers and others around the person to find ways of helping the person communicate” (Rubin et al, 2001). As clinicians, teachers, aides, and parents, we all seek the measure of success in the classroom that ensures a more inclusive environment; one that fosters these students’ emerging AAC skills, supports growth and provides opportunities for inclusive interactions with a variety of people. This workshop is designed to walk you through incorporating building blocks for success using AAC in the classroom to support communication, participation and positive behavior. Throughout the day, we will gather information specific to your AAC user. By the end of the day, you will have created one lesson/teaching plan supporting the use of AAC during an academic activity. You will leave this session with specific strategies, plans, and resources to use when you return to your classroom, and new ideas for teaching others to better support the use of AAC!

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) anddescribe how it can be used to address student communication,social and academic goals.
  • Name and describe two broad types of vocabulary needed forclassroom participation.List 1-2 communication partner strategies to support successfulparticipation in the classroom.
  • Create at least two lesson/teaching plans to support the use ofAAC in classroom academic and transactional activities.

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This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Training type
Implementation Workshop

Open seats
15

Presenter
Patrick Brune
Patrick Brune, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 30 years of clinical experience in the area of AAC. His focus has been on developing tools and supports that create successful communication opportunities for all our customers. Patrick is a member of the Learning Services Team for Tobii Dynavox.

Price
Free of charge

Time
9:00 am - 3:30 pm ET

Date
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Location
NCATP Raleigh Center
4900 Waters Edge Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27606
United States

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AAC in the Classroom: Building Blocks for Success

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:00 am - 3:30 pm ET

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