AAC, Literacy & the SLP

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  • 1 hour video lesson                  
  • All Skill Levels                           
  • Attend  on-demand                     
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AACES Conference On-Demand Session

Diverse and Culturally-Sustaining AAC in Early Childhood

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Learn how to support culturally and linguistically diverse, early childhood students with disabilities by developing relationships that honor cultural and linguistic differences. Participants will explore resources that help them facilitate generate connections between learners and the  learning materials they access.   Learn with us to better respond to and celebrate students from diverse backgrounds, while providing equitable access to language supports and instruction!


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  • Natural & engaging video
  • Watch On-Demand
  • CMH, Certificate Provided 
  • Online classroom community 
  • Links to resources

Personalize AAC tech with diversity in mind.

Learn how to adapt multimodal AAC to represent all backgrounds and abilities.  
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Help kids see themselves in their tools.

Encourage buy-in and confidence with representation in each student's AAC system.  
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What You'll Learn

1. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of representation within an AAC device for young AAC users.
2. Identify current needs and demonstrate workaround strategies/solutions to individualize AAC devices and materials for young users.
3. Identify evidence-based treatment strategies for bilingual and bidialectal young AAC users.
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Continuing Education Credit

This series 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

Christina Royster

Christina Royster is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist in the Maryland/Washington DC area. She works as an AAC Specialist in public schools and owns a small private practice, Play on Words Therapy, LLC. Christina especially enjoys working with preschoolers and in early childhood settings. 
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Alma Partida

Alma Partida is a school-based bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist licensed in California. Her specialties include bilingualism, AAC, and autism with experience in the outpatient/inpatient hospital setting and private clinics. She runs the Instagram account @AACforyouandme which highlights access to AAC regardless of heritage language or method of funding. 
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Jill D'Braunstein

Jill D'Braunstein is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist living in SoCal where she runs a small private practice serving clients age 2-22 years. She specializes in the areas of literacy, AAC and pragmatic language.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Patrick Jones - Course author
Patrick Jones - Course author
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