Word by Word:  Language Interventions for Children Using AAC 

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Since the advent of mass market tablet technologies like the iPad, increasing numbers of families and clinicians are reportedly considering AAC options for individuals with complex communication needs. However, even when early access to AAC technologies is available, accompanying access to evidence-based AAC services -- particularly during the critical early language learning years -- often is not. This presentation will cover contemporary issues AAC language intervention, including areas of priority for manuscript submissions to CJSLPA.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe two barriers individuals with complex communication needs often face relating to their developing language skills.
  • Describe one protocol for communication partner instruction in AAC
  • Describe one grammar intervention protocol involving aided AAC modeling.

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow