AAC, Literacy & the SLP

AACES Conference 2023 Session

Incorporating Comprehensive Literacy Instruction into AAC Intervention 

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This session will discuss how Speech Language Pathologists can select appropriate activities and materials that can be easily incorporated into AAC intervention to support emergent literacy skills. Participants who attend will have the opportunity to view previously recorded literacy-based activities being incorporated during speech and language therapy sessions. Participants will also leave with a digital resource containing downloadable and printable materials to immediately begin using with their clients/students.


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

Learn about emergent literacy. 

Literacy skills start early, even for kids with complex needs.  Know better, do better.  
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Set early learners up for long-term success.  

Literacy is key to language and life.  Learn how to build a strong foundation in the early years.  
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What You'll Learn

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

1. Identify when to use a conventional literacy versus comprehensive emergent literacy approach
2. Recognize our role as Speech Language Pathologists specifically in regard to working with students with complex communication needs
3. Discuss at least two strategies to employ in intervention to strengthen and reinforce emergent literacy.
4. Discuss at least two strategies to select appropriate activities that can be easily incorporated into AAC intervention.
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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

Kristin Ellis, MS, CCC-SLP

Kristin received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and has worked in a variety of public, charter, and approved private schools for varying diagnoses. Kristin has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities ,and home health. Kristin opened her private practice, Time 2 Talk Therapy Services, LLC that specializes in AAC in July of 2020 out of growing need for speech and language services in her surrounding area.
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Patrick Jones - Course author
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