Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the Autism Spectrum (AAC)
In this online training, you will learn ways to support communication for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Some individuals have speech, but it may not be effective. Others may not have any speech and exhibit behaviors, appropriate or inappropriate, to communicate. These individuals might benefit from supports and/or tools called Augmentative and Alternative Communication or AAC.
We will discuss the characteristics of autism, language and communication, AAC systems, the AAC assessment process, how AAC supports properly implemented can support evidence-based interventions in autism, and finally we will take a look at the teams that work to support the student in his/her use of AAC.
Who is this for?
SLPs, Special Education Teachers, Parents of Students with Autism
Who do I contact for more information?
Special Education, Speech Therapy, Assistive Technology, Autism, LIFE skills
1 - Planning, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 1.3 - Planning: Knowledge of Students, T-TESS 3.1 - Learning Environment: Classroom Environment Routines and Procedures, T-TESS 3.2 - Learning Environment: Managing Student Behavior
Online Course, Self-directed
CPE Credits: 6.00
Registration Closes: 9/1/2025