AAC: Assessing, Evaluating, and Application (Monterey – 5, 2022)

Mark Strait

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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.

Instructor Information

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.

Learner Objectives

By the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe methods to assess students for AAC needs
  2. Explain the steps to complete an AAC Evaluation
  3. Explain implementation of AAC and goal writing for AAC

Agenda

  • 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