AAC Implementation for the School Team

This collaborative approach to improving communication training is designed for student.

Breaking Down Barriers and Building a Collaborative Approach to Improving Communication

Effective communication is a fundamental human need, and it is important to provide students with the tools and strategies they need to communicate independently and spontaneously. In order to support students who use AAC to be successful communicators, it is important to consider various factors such as the student's communication abilities, preferences, and needs. An AAC Implementation Plan can be a powerful tool for supporting students who use AAC to communicate effectively. By involving the student and their communication partners in the process, and by breaking down activities into smaller steps and identifying specific communication strategies, you can help ensure that the student is able to communicate independently and spontaneously across a variety of settings and activities.

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Participants will be able to:

  • Identify two team barriers to effective AAC implementation
  • Create solutions to address their team's specific implementation barriers
  • Develop a comprehensive AAC implementation plan including what the student is working on (i.e., the goal), when they have opportunities to work on it (i.e., activity/time of day), where it is occurring (i.e., environment), who is supporting it (i.e., skilled communication partners), and how it should be used (e.g., levels of support needed, response of communication partner)


  • Michelle Austin, M.A., CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist/Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Laura Lavery, M.A., Education Specialist/Assistive Technology Specialist


  • September 8, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • October 13, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • December 8, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • February 9, 2024 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

It is imperative that participants attend all the sessions to receive their certificate of attendance at the end of AAC Implementation for the School Team series.

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