Coaching communication partners to support augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an important and effective strategy, and the increase in virtual communication over the past year has opened the door for more comprehensive and robust coaching opportunities. This session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference examines technology tools that make the process more efficient, accessible, and effective. The presenter also discusses strategies to build relationships and create positive collaboration with families and caregivers.
You will be able to:
- Model evidence-based strategies to support AAC learning
- Collaborate with families/caregivers to support AAC users at home
- Create and curate caregiver-friendly resources
- Intro to coaching
- Collaborating with teams and caregivers
- Where to start
- Technology tools to support virtual coaching
- Activities to support AAC virtually
- Curating resources
- Coaching examples
Sarah Gregory, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language
Pathologist and Assistive Technology consultant in the Ithaca City School
District in Upstate New York. She specializes in Augmentative and Alternative
Communication in a public school setting with a focus on inclusion. Sarah
presents on these topics at national and statewide conferences. She shares tech
tips for AAC and teletherapy on her YouTube channel and you can find her on
Twitter and Instagram.
- Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
- Salary from the Ithaca City School District
- Income from speaking honoraria and online courses
- Has received codes to trial therapy products/tools
- ASHA member
- ASHA SIG 12 affiliate
- ASHA SIG 12 Professional Development Committee
about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your
continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by
the end date below.
History and CE Information
origination date: July 14, 2021
End date: October 14, 2027
This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).