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

Let's Get Motivated!

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Ever get stuck on how to motivate a child you are working with? Aren’t sure how to incorporate a child’s or family’s interests into your therapy sessions? Then this presentation is for you! During this hour-long presentation, we will discuss ways to incorporate a person and family’s interests and motivation into their AAC language system, as well as within therapy activities, using real-world examples.   


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

We all need to be motivated. 

Learn how to motivate kids with complex communication needs to say what  they want to say, whethey want to say it.  
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Buy-in is essential in AAC.  

Learn how to modify systems and incorporate strategies into AAC intervention that truly support long-term growth.  
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What You'll Learn

1. Discuss the impact a person’s motivation and interests have upon the acquisition of language via an AAC system.
2. Identify at least 2 ways to get buy-in from family members and caregivers
3. Determine at least 2 ways to incorporate a person’s motivation into the vocabulary of an AAC system.
4. Determine at least 2 ways to incorporate a person’s interests and motivation within therapy
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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 instructor

Jennifer Fraczkiewicz Taylor

Jennifer Fraczkiewicz Taylor is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with over 12 years of experience. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from LaSalle University. She is a RESNA certified assistive technology professional. Jennifer has a vast knowledge of AAC and has been specifically trained in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She is well versed in the use of various augmentative and alternative communication devices (e.g. Saltillo NovaChat, Prentke Romich Company Accent, Tobii Dynavox, Eyegaze Edge, and iPad based applications such as Proloquo2Go, LAMP Words for Life, Speak For Yourself, Snap Core First). Jennifer is licensed to practice speech-language therapy in the state of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Jennifer leads an AAC evaluation clinic for children and adults at a Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia. She is also an SLP Ambassador for AACcessible.  
Patrick Jones - Course author