AAC, Literacy & the SLP

AACES Conference 2023 Session

Exploring the Communicative Journey, Pitfalls, & Solutions for Early Intervention

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This engaging presentation will give Stephanie the spotlight to share her communicative history, honing in on her Early Intervention journey. She will discuss how cultural messages influence the younger child’s sense of self, and how to support these very young children to develop a healthier sense of self. She will also explain the common pitfalls that speech-language pathologists and other support systems need to be mindful of, and will offer several solutions to such pitfalls.


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

Impacts of culture. 

Gain an AAC user's perspective on how cultural messages influence the younger child’s sense of self, & find your role in change.  
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Manage pitfalls.  

Explore solutions to common pitfalls faces when supporting very young children with communication disabilities.  
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What You'll Learn

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

1. Discuss at least two advocacy strategies to help young children with complex communication needs develop their strength-based sense of self.
2. Identify at least two strategies you can use to evaluate the potential pitfalls that are standard practice with younger AAC communicators.
3. Apply at least two solutions to common pitfalls while supporting younger children with AAC needs.

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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 instructor

Stephanie Fassov

Stephanie Fassov is the founder of AAC Peer Support. Her mission is to empower individuals as a peer counselor and mental health mentor. She specializes in helping those with communicative differences to live authentically and manage their mental health needs. She hosts courses as well on these topics. Stephanie is a court-appointed special advocate and Educational Rights Holder for a high school youth with complex developmental differing needs in the foster care system. She holds an M.A. in Communication Studies and is a part of ImpAACt Voices and the Coordinating Committee for the MIND Institute's Partnerships for Inclusive Research project. Stephanie is from Silicon Valley and now lives in Sacramento with her wife with a sassy cat and a food-obsessed dog.
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Patrick Jones - Course author