This course includes an introduction to 9 strategies for encouraging and teaching non-verbal and minimally verbal people more effective communication skills using their AAC systems. High tech and light tech videos highlight each strategy. All participants receive a downloadable AAC Partner Strategy Cue Cards to share with their families and teams. Strategies addressed include the following:
Functional Communication Teaching
Aided Language Input
Joint Action Routines
Recasting and Exanding Utterances
Following the Student's Lead
Response Cue Modeling
Through video examples and discussion we will consider the strategies, tips for implementing them and pitfalls to avoid as you work to help your student/child become a competent communicator!
This course includes a 45 minute video complimented by an independent study activity and downloadable AAC Partner Strategy Cue Cards. Participants independent study will be to video an interaction with their student/child and analyze the video using the accompanying Partner Strategy Worksheet.