AAC Exploration: A Guide to Evaluation Success

February 22, 2019
March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
33 Coventry St
Hartford, CT 06112
Linda Bamonte

This training is for Speech Pathologists working in the Birth to Three System.  The presenter is Elena Fader, M.A., CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist at New England Assistive Technology (NEAT).

The range of AAC apps and devices available on the market today can be confusing and overwhelming. How do you know which systems to compare and trial? What considerations need to be made specific to young children to support their language development? Team collaboration, a needs assessment, and a comprehensive feature matching process can help set a child on the right path for AAC success.   By means of exploring readily available resources, product demonstrations, and hands-on learning opportunities, this full day NEAT workshop will guide Birth to Three providers through the AAC evaluation process.

  1. Name at least 3 domains that must be considered in an AAC needs assessment.
  2. Define the importance of feature matching as it relates to AAC evaluations.
  3. List at least 2 research-based best practices within the field of AAC

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