AAC, Literacy & the SLP

AACES Conference 2023 Session

We Did It! Qualitative Effects of Remote Collaboration & Requisite-free AAC in Public School 

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This will be an enthusiastic review of all the strategies used by two neurodivergent humans on opposite sides of the U.S. in their efforts to bring naturalistic, robust AAC opportunities to each student in one public school life skills classroom. Expect a grand tour of the literature that informed the classroom teaching and speech decisions. You will find out the lessons learned from this remote AAC collaboration, discover the effects of the interventions on the fantastic young students and their families, and hear what the team hopes is next for AAC awareness and policy.


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

Learn from those who've been where you are. 

This personal dive into a school team's journey will offer a real-world perspective on common themes when teaching AAC in a school setting.
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Get creative with your collaboration.  

Take those remote skills you learned in 2020 and beyond to explore collaboration possibilities beyond your current time and space.  
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What You'll Learn

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

1. List three strategies for remote collaboration with another member of an AAC user's team.
2. Distinguish between respectful cueing strategies and intrusive and/or compliance-centered prompts.
3. Describe strategies for modeling core and fringe vocabulary in the context of student interest and a curriculum standard.
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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 instructorS

Alisson Reber, MA, CCC-SLP

Alisson (she/her) is an SLP who remotely serves schools through contracts with Presence. She also sees private clients through her small in-person practice. She earned a bachelor's degree in music in 2007 from the University of Louisville and a master's degree in 2013 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a late-diagnosed Autistic person and loves reading anything about neurodiversity-affirming interventions. AAC became her favorite corner of practice the day that each of her usual rapport strategies failed in her work with a usually-speaking but very shy student. She made one last-ditch effort to save the session by providing robust AAC access and it worked like a charm. If she had a hashtag, it would be #AACforeverybody.
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Elyssa Winters

Elyssa (she/they) is a Teacher On Special Assignment for Life Skills classrooms in Southern Oregon. She has been a Special Education Assistant, an Educational Resource Teacher in Elementary and Middle School, and a Life Skills Teacher in public education for the last 9 years. They were a Museum Director in a previous career life. She earned a bachelor's degree in Art History in 2010 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master's degree in Special Education from Southern Oregon University. They are a self-diagnosed Autistic and multiply neurodivergent and disabled person who loves museums, playing with their neurodivergent tiny human, and going on food adventures with their neurodivergent spouse. She is passionate about neurodiversity affirming education to the point where she can name at least 5 different Instagram accounts based on your query. They learned the magic of AAC as a Life Skills teacher and have been spreading the good news to anyone who will listen ever since she saw students who never used mouth words tell a story on an AAC device about a bear being chased by a bee.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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Patrick Jones - Course author
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