AAC, Literacy & the SLP

#AACES2024 Conference Session

Team Perspectives of AAC Implementation in an Early Intervention Setting 

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Early Intervention SLPs Carolyn and Sara work to debunk the myth that age can be a prerequisite skill to AAC implementation by sharing their positive experiences as early intervention providers who work with young AAC users. Other team perspectives (occupational therapists, physical therapists, service coordinators, and parents), as well as evidence from the success of this program, will be shared in hopes of inspiring and empowering others to begin implementing AAC earlier.


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  • Natural & engaging webinar
  • Full year of on-demand access
  • CMH/PDH Certificate 
  • Online classroom community 
  • Links to resources

Debunk the myths

Gain insight and evidence to debunk false belief that children in EI are too young for AAC. 
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Get inspired by success

Gain strategies to move toward promising gains with AAC in your EI program. 
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What You'll Learn

 As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify at least three positive impacts that you may see in children who start using AAC in the birth to three population
2. Discuss how you might initiate the AAC process in Early Intervention, including conversation with parents and the Early Intervention Team.
3. Identify at least one way that you can effectively coach parents or caregivers on AAC use in the early intervention setting.
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Continuing Education Credit

This course offers eligible students a total of
1 certification maintenance hour (CMH)

Learn more about CMH/PDH  (versus CEU's or continuing education units) on your course syllabus and on our CEU Page.  All learners are encouraged to confirm that this course meets the requirements of their licensing board before purchasing.  
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Meet YOUR instructors

Sara Ware, M.A. CCC-SLP

Sara is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Sara holds an additional certificate in Augmentative and Alternative Communication from Stockton University and is a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Professional. After beginning her career in a school-based setting, Sara now assumes the role of Lead Therapist in a private outpatient clinic where she is passionate about serving families from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Sara also provides AAC consultation to the local Early Intervention program, where she is able to facilitate early access to AAC.
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Carolyn Sparrow, M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP

Carolyn is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Old Dominion University. Carolyn began her career in a school-based setting before transitioning to outpatient and early intervention settings. Carolyn is an NLA trained clinician and has experience providing speech therapy services throughout her lifespan. Carolyn is passionate about neurodiversity-affirming practices and providing early access to AAC. 
Patrick Jones - Course author
Patrick Jones - Course author
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