New Resource: AAC – a quick introduction (+ a few case studies and lots of links to resources) (Recorded Video Webinar & Handouts)

Come learn from my over 30 years of experience working as an AAC SLP with kids, teens and young adults (birth to 21 years of age) in a variety of settings.

This recorded webinar and handouts cover:

• 7 case studies of AAC users ranging from 2 1/2 years to 21 years of age

• Presuming potential (what that means and what it doesn’t mean)

• No prerequisites for AAC and what we can do instead

• Honoring multimodal communication

• Involving the family and potential AAC user in decisions and other ways to foster ownership of AAC

• Focusing on removing barriers to accessing AAC

• Types of AAC

• A balance of core & fringe vocabulary

• Reasons we communicate

• What makes AAC “robust”

• Specialized features in AAC (visual scenes, use of videos for communication, using recorded speech)

• Brief info about Gestalt Language Processors & AAC

• The power of forming connections and following the child’s lead

• Embracing high interest areas

• Fun apps to practice “targeted touch”

• Where do I start?

• Gathering information

• Observations during play

• Building an AAC toolbox

• Printing communication boards and books

• Free and affordable resources for symbols

• Don’t let “perfect” become the enemy of “good”… diving on in to try AAC

• How to know what to try

• Feature matching (why, how, and what it is not)

• Narrowing down the choices

• Practical tips for how to build your AAC skills

• How to learn about features in AAC apps

• Using Guided Access + Screen Time in a mindful way

• AAC funding

• Writing AAC goals

• AAC Intervention (including neurodiversity-affirming approaches)

• Path to autonomous communication

• Prompts, cues and cautions

• iPad tips and troubleshooting

• Tons of linked resources for learning more about AAC, AAC assessment, the SETT process, AAC assessment tools, switch scanning, eye gaze, complex needs, understanding “stimming” and AAC, etc…

What’s included with the purchase of this resource:

• Recorded Webinar Video (1 hour, 32 minutes), viewable on the unlisted YouTube link provided in the Handout PDF

• Handouts (79 page PDF): 1 slide per page

Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page:

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting