Course Credits: 0.3 ASHA CEUs (3 hours)
This course is a basic overview of how to identify the need for AAC, select appropriate trials, evaluate, and implement AAC for students. The course will provide examples of a variety of assessments, organizational tools, and data tracking logs.
Caleb Grafton M.S., CCC-SLP – Caleb Grafton is a speech-language pathologist employed by The Stepping Stones Group. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Caleb obtained both a Bachelor’s degree in Speech language Pathology and Audiology and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Upon completion of his degrees, Caleb worked in the school setting as a speech therapist for students with Autism at the Brennen School (Christina School District, Newark, Delaware).
Financial Disclosure: Caleb Grafton is an employee of The Stepping Stones Group and receives compensation for his position.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Caleb Grafton has no other non-financial relationships to disclose at this time.
By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe methods to assess students for AAC needs
- Explain the steps to complete an AAC Evaluation
- Explain implementation of AAC and goal writing for AAC
- 10 mins: Introduction and objectives
- 15 mins: AAC information and definitions
- 45 mins: Assessment
- 30 mins: SETT and other organized systems
- 30 mins: Trial and evaluation process
- 10 mins: Recommendations
- 10 mins: Student owned vs. School Owned
- 25 mins: Basic overview and implementation
- 5 mins: Question and Answer