The need for AAC teletherapy arose abruptly due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has provided an opportunity to innovate AAC support and therapy activities. This session will demonstrate interactive digital materials and strategies to provide Aided Language Stimulation remotely on a variety of AAC systems. Participants will leave with a clear pathway to increase skills in creating digital therapy activities and a toolbox of activities that can be quickly individualized for immediate use in teletherapy or in-person AAC support. The content will be fun, fast-paced, and functional and will build confidence and competence in providing AAC teletherapy.
First Learning Objective: List three AAC therapy activities that can be used both virtually and in-person.
Second Learning Objective: Use two technology tools to provide Aided Language Stimulation in teletherapy.
Third Learning Objective: Identify two resources to create digital AAC teletherapy activities.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12
- AT Specialists
- Communication Specialist
- Instructional Technologist
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Special Education Educators
Primary Life Cycle Addressed
Birth - PreK; Elementary - Secondary (K-12)
This course was included in the ATIA 2021: AT Connected virtual event education program.
Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUsASHA CE Information:
Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: March 1, 2021
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs. (Intermediate level, Professional area.)
This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
AOTA; CRC; IACET
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.
Sarah Gregory, M.S., CCC-SLP
Ithaca City School District, Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Consultant
Sarah Gregory, M.S. CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistive Technology Consultant in the Ithaca City School District. She specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication in a public school setting with a focus on inclusion. Sarah has presented on these topics at state and national conferences. She also shares technology and teletherapy tips on social media @SGregorySLP.Relevant Financial Relationships: Yes
Salary from employment.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No