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WEBINAR: Necessary Components of Successful AAC Implementation

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Facilitator(s): Chris Bugaj
Date:November 28, 2018
Time:3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 19-IE-346

Target Audience

Teachers of students with Complex Communication Needs, Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists working with CCN students

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About this learning opportunity

Learning language is less like one person opening a locked door and more like a team of construction workers building a house. Rarely is it the case that a dynamic augmentative communication device is put in place and then suddenly scores of language comes spilling out of a student. Instead, it takes a consistent, collaborative effort to implement a functional language system. Learn how to implement strategies that focus on key elements of augmentative and alternative communication. Questions pertaining to the implementation of core vocabulary (the most frequently used words) will be answered. Strategies for how to integrate aided language stimulation (modeling using a student’s communication system) will be discussed. Learn how motor planning/motor memory is a necessary component to building automaticity and expanding language. Discuss the theory and practice of implementing a language-based curriculum.

This session addresses the TQS competency #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.