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AAC-120: On the Fly: Differentiating, Adaptation, and Implementing Premade Activities

ATiA 2022 Conference Virtual Event

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This is a free recorded session available to all and is part of an ATIA 2022 Registration Package.

Session recordings will be posted after ATIA 2022 in Orlando.

Sponsored by: Tobii Dynavox


Self-contained classrooms present learning opportunities for students and challenges for the adults who strive to support those students. In this session, the presenter will discuss the criteria she developed to select ready-made, differentiated curriculum to meet the range of student needs in her elementary classroom. She will demonstrate how she quickly and easily individualized instruction to meet a wide range of learning needs, created accommodations so that all students could access learning materials, and developed methodologies for implementing this program equally for all adults working in her classroom, including SLP's, instructional aides, and other related service professionals.

Content Disclosure: This session references PRC-Saltillo ready-made, differentiated curriculum for use in the classroom and does not reference other similar products or resources.

Learning Objectives

First Learning Objective: Describe 2 challenges and 2 opportunities that are inherent in self-contained classrooms.
Second Learning Objective: List Criteria for selecting, using, and implementing curriculum.
Third Learning Objective: Identify three benefits to using ready-made curriculum

Primary Strand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Secondary Strand

Education & Learning

Target Audience

  • Administrators
  • AT Specialists
  • Consultants/Trainers
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educators
  • Family Members
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Educators

Experience Level


Primary Life Cycle Addressed

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

Session Delivery Format

In-person presentation with recording

Course Schedule

This course was given at the ATIA 2022 Conference on Thursday, January 27: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM (EST)

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

This course is offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.


Stephanie Renaud

Oklahoma Schools, Educator


Stephanie Renaud is a special educator who teaches students with multiple disabilities in a severe-profound self-contained classroom in Oklahoma. Her students range from second to fifth grade and many are wheelchair users, are dependent for care, and are diagnosed with multiple impacting diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and rare genetic disorders. Stephanie is a leader in creating, adapting, and delivering curriculum to students with the most complex learning needs.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Salary from employment

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes
A personal/professional relationship with Tobii Dynavox regarding curriculum I have used in my classroom and adapted as part of a test for the Boardmaker2Go Curriculum. I receive no financial payment, but do work with Tobii Dynavox to improve the curriculum.

Marleah Herman-Umpleby

TD, Speech Language Pathologist


Marleah Herman-Umpleby is speech-language pathologist on the clinical team at Tobii Dynavox. Her role as Manager of Clinical Outcomes and Usability includes focus to cultivate connections with customers and users and bring their experiences and voices to the product development process in usability testing and research. Her background as a speech-language pathologist working with individuals with CCN led to her interest in collaborating with teams on effective interventions and supporting positive outcomes in AAC.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Marleah receives a full-time salary from Tobii Dynavox.

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No