Date: 4/19/2022 Time: 3:30-4:30 Location: internet Type: Webinar
“The speech therapist dropped off this PECS system/PODD book/iPad with AAC and said ‘Everyone should be using this all the time’.” As the Special Ed teacher you have been asked to address IEP goals daily in all main areas of education and show gain in each area. You have also been asked to provide nutrition in all forms of feeding, manage behavior and support the adults in your classroom to do the same. It can be overwhelming before we even address alternative and augmentative communication. Join this discussion with other teachers and be part of supporting one another in the area of implementing AAC. Let’s talk about what is working and what has never worked. Bring your ideas and barriers and together we will address this tall order together.
- Identify personal preferences, team dynamics and fears around implementing AAC.
- Learn 3 ways to implement AAC in your classroom with existing materials
- Choose 3 times in the days that AAC can be utilized to enhance education.
Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC
Brenda Del Monte has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. Brenda received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Washington University. She has worked with children and adults with multiple disabilities since 2003. Brenda owns Technically Speaking, PLLC, a company that serves those who use AAC. As an expert in AAC, Brenda contracts with Advanced Therapy Solutions to evaluate, train and treat those with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions.
Brenda serves as a practice scholar research mentor at Northern Arizona University’s OTD program. Brenda has taught courses for Central Washington University, Arizona State University Speech-Language Pathology SLP Master’s Program and Northern Arizona University Occupational Doctoral students.
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The new clock hours link for the winter-spring webinar series has also been posted on the professional development page. One entry is all that is needed for the clock-hour portion of this training. The clock hours link for fall 2023 will be posted in August.