AAC, Literacy & the SLP

AACES Conference 2023 Session

Sibling Turned Teacher: Involving Siblings in Special Education and AAC

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Special education teacher and sibling of a young man with a disability, Alyssa McNamara will share her journey of growing up with a sibling on the spectrum. Participants will gain resources to help them include siblings in special education services and decision-making, as well as advocating for their sibling who uses AAC, and modeling AAC. Participants will receive sibling-centered input forms for families to complete.


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

Siblings as advocates.

Gain resources to help you empower siblings, so that they can empower the AAC user in their family.
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Peer modeling power.  

Learn how to involve the siblings of AAC users in your intervention plans so that they can be awesome AAC partners.  
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What You'll Learn

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

1. Describe at least two strategies used to actively engage siblings in modeling AAC.
2.  Describe at least two strategies used to motivate siblings of children with disabilities to play an active role in their life.
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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

Alyssa McNamara 

Alyssa McNamara is a special education teacher for students in a cognitive impairments program. She has recently earned her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and hopes to one day be a special education administrator. Alyssa got into the world of special education because of her brother, Johnny, who has autism.
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Patrick Jones - Course author
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