Students with a disbility who attend public schools are governed by The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (more commonly known as IDEA). Covering more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities, it ensures that students with a disability are provided with a free, appropriate, public education tailored specifically to their individual needs.
Educational resources and teaching aids to support language development, vocabulary acquisition and effective AAC use.
Online resource dedicated to building awareness of the power of AAC to change the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities that limit communication skills.
Online service that gives parents and professionals powerful ways to monitor, measure and maximize a child's use of an AAC device.
The AAC Institute is a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Established in 2000, the AAC Institute serves as resource for all who are interested in enhancing the communication of people who rely on AAC. This mission is accomplished through service delivery, research, activity organization, information dissemination and education.
The national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel and students. Information for parents is available on their website.
Master the technology with classes that teach the ins and outs of operating and programming the software. Understand and gain proficiency in PRC’s language systems, including Unity, LAMP Words for Life, CoreScanner, UNIDAD, WordPower or Essence.
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In addition, video tutorials are available on YouTube.
Take the next step in working with your AAC device and learn how to better use and integrate it at home or at school.
Classes are available live online and include:
Visit our Implementation Classes page and find a class that’s right for you. Register for 2 or more at the same time and get 50% off.
To get a feel for our classes, register and watch one for free below.
Based on input from parents of children who use AAC, this one-hour class reviews three simple steps to using a communication device at home. In addition, it discusses some fun and easy ways to incorporate a communication device into mealtime, reading activities and playing games. It concludes with sharing parents’ thoughts on major influences on a child’s ability to communicate and breakthrough moments.
Please note: No ASHA CEUs are available for this video.