AAC, Literacy & the SLP

#AACES2024 Conference Session

Customizing AAC for
Early Language Learners          

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This session will share how to adapt AAC systems to meet the needs of various Early Language AAC users. The session will discuss the importance of personalizing AAC apps for cultural and linguistic diversity, including linguistic profile, symbol representation, dialect, cultural vocabulary, and physical/visual needs. The session will also focus on considerations for various linguistic profiles and processing styles, including Gestalt Language Processors and early language learners. Attendees will obtain strategies and solutions for customization of the most commonly used AAC apps/software. The session will provide templates and examples of adapted page sets to represent diverse AAC users.


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

Considering cultural & linguistic diversity.

Gain a framework to guide AAC system customization for early AAC language learners from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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Adjusting for individual differences.

Gain strategies to guide AAC system customization for students with a variety of linguistic profiles, including gestalt language processers (GLP). 
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What You'll Learn

 As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
1.  Identify current needs in the area of AAC app representation from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations, Gestalt Language Processors, and other diverse Early Language users.
2.  Demonstrate strategies and solutions to individualize AAC devices and materials for diverse users.
3.  Recognize page set templates for common apps and software to support diverse AAC users.
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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

Christina Royster, EdD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL       

Christina Royster, EdD is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist and assistive technology specialist licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC. She is also a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language. Dr. Royster works in public schools as an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consultant and owns a small private practice, Play on Words Therapy, Inc., specializing in working with children and young adults with complex communication disorders. She is passionate about increasing diversity in the speech pathology field and AAC representation.
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Patrick Jones - Course author
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