ASD & AAC: The Classroom Teacher and the SLP

October 21, 2022

ASD & AAC: The Classroom Teacher and the SLP

Presenters: Trina Becker, M.S., CCC-SLP/L and Jennifer Buchter, Ph.D, M.S.W

Date: October 21, 2002

Time 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: MLK University Union at Eastern Illinois University

Description: Children with autism who are minimally verbal and have difficulty using speech to effectively and efficiently communicate are often good candidates for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  But it's not just about finding and obtaining an AAC system for the child and working on communication in the speech therapy room.  The key to establishing the AAC system as a reliable method of communiction, increasing the child's participation across environments, and improving overall communication lies in a collaborative team approach to intervention.  You are invited to learn from a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and classroom teacher about finding the right AAC system, writing attainable goals, embedding communication opportunities throughout a child's school day, and implementing strategies for developing communication skills. 

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