(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only
AAC in the School Setting- What Is It and How Do We Use It?
Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC, is a term that’s used to describe various methods of communication that can help people who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate. AAC methods vary and must be personalized to meet each individual’s needs. AAC gives our students with communication difficulties a voice, allowing them to be active participants within all environments. In this course, common AAC devices and applications will be discussed, including TOUCHChat, Proloquo2Go, NOVAChat and LAMP Words for Life. Participants will develop an understanding of Core and Fringe vocabulary. In addition, Partner Augmented Input (PAI) will outlined. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have an understanding by which to utilize their students’ AAC devices into daily classroom and therapeutic practices.
ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only