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AAC010204: AAC Teletherapy: A Digital Toolbox of Resources

Overview

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Primary Strand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Secondary Strand

Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Target Audience

  • AT Specialists
  • Communication Specialist
  • Consultants/Trainers
  • Educators
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Educators

Experience Level

Intermediate

Primary Life Cycle Addressed

Birth - PreK; Elementary - Secondary (K-12)

Content Area

Professional Area

Course Schedule

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 CEUs

ASHA CE Information: 
Recorded Session
Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: March 1, 2021

ASHA Continuing Education Approved Provider
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.

Speaker/s:

Sarah Gregory, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ithaca City School District, Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistive Technology Consultant

Biography

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