AAC, Literacy & the SLP

AACES Conference 2023 Session

A Team Approach to AAC Evaluations & Reducing Device Abandonment      

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AAC evaluations have a vital role in determining appropriate tools, supports, and services. This session will discuss how an AAC team using a tool last evaluation approach helps us 1) focus on the individual's communication needs instead of the technology and 2) reduces device abandonment.


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

Team assessment tips.

Get assessment planning and execution tips form a team who has seen success and has learned from failure.  
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Focus on buy-in.

Learn how a "tool last" evaluation approach can better support needs and decrease AAC abandonment.  
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What You'll Learn

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

1. Identify the 9 Common Components of an AAC Evaluation based on research.
2. Learn how to determine the necessary members for your student's AAC Team.
3. List and discuss factors known to contribute to device abandonment.
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Continuing Education Credit

This course offers eligible students a total of
2 certification maintenance hours (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

Sara Mansfield, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP 

Sara Mansfield has worked in the field of Speech Language Pathology since 2002. She specializes in Augmentative Alternative Communication, Feeding & Swallowing in the schools, and social communication. She works full time at Lane Education Service District and part time as a Research Assistant at the University of Oregon. In addition, she shares a private practice, Clyr Ink Press, with her husband.    
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Rachel Moore, MS, CCC-SLP 

Rachel Moore is a Speech Language Pathologist and Augmentative Alternative Communication Specialist in Eugene, Oregon. She earned her Masters degree at Pacific University in 2014 and works for the Lane Education Service District.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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Patrick Jones - Course author