Description Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative
communication (AAC)? If you are like most people, you probably start with activities
where an individual can request a motivating object or action. But, what happens
next? What happens when we run out of things to request? What happens when
AAC users seem “bored” by requesting? What happens when the situation doesn’t
allow for requesting?
In this session, we will help you develop specific strategies to go beyond requesting
- into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting, expressing
opinions, and other communicative functions. We will use lecture, discussion, video
examples, and small-group activities to explore the power of various communicative
functions, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies, and specific ways to facilitate
communication beyond requesting.
Following this session, participants will:
Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative
This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).
Holly has prior experience as an Elementary & Intermediate English and Language Arts teacher before becoming a Speech and Language Pathologist in the year 2000. She began her clinical career at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin, Texas working with clients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric. Her focus and passion grew towards working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to increase her clients’ ability to participate more fully in their lives. Now with Tobii Dynavox, Holly is a Learning Consultant on the Learning Services team. In this role, she develops and facilitates trainings and implementation resources. She also presents at local, national, and international conferences about AAC topics. She has publications in JMSLP (2010) and Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing (2015).
Implementation Workshop - Beyond Requesting: I Definitely Have More to Say - Kennesaw, Georgia, U.S.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm ET