Let's Get Talking: Using AAC in the Classroom - 3 hour

Notice from Region 9 ESC:  There will be a $125 per day fee for out-of-region or non Region 9 District participants. If coop membership is required, there will be a $125 per day fee for non-coop participants.

This implementation class will focus on using AAC in the classroom during speaking, reading and writing activities. Participants will learn about the importance of language development and core vocabulary, teaching methods to promote the use of core vocabulary across environments and strategies to engineer the classroom. In addition, participants will learn how to select target vocabulary for classroom activities based on language development principles. Methods for finding and teaching vocabulary will be covered, including icon tutor/word finder, vocabulary builder and write with icons. Finally, attendees will learn how to set up and deliver activities to foster communication. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the class. The strategies presented will cover a range of communicative abilities and can be applied to a variety of language systems and communication devices.   

You do not need to bring an AAC device to this training.

This training is appropriate for any individual working with students who use communication devices in a classroom setting.

Fri, May 04, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm
Local Time

      Wichita Falls, Texas / Region 9 Education Service Center


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Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
  1. state the connections between early speech and language development and AAC
  2. define and give examples of core and fringe vocabulary
  3. identify one way to engineer the classroom to promote use of core vocabulary
  4. select appropriate vocabulary to target during speaking, reading and writing activities
  5. find and create supports for that vocabulary
  6. set up and deliver activities to foster communication and vocabulary learning


10 minutes - Introductions and Housekeeping
10 minutes - Early Speech & Language Development and the Role of AAC
10 minutes - What is Core?
45 minutes - General Classroom Strategies
30 minutes - Review PRC acronym: Pick your words, Review your set, Communicate
20 minutes - Using PRC during speaking activities
20 minutes - Using PRC during reading activities
20 minutes - Using PRC during writing activities
15 minutes - Summary and Questions

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Betty Carter, M.A., CCC-SLP

Betty earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Houston in 2000 and her Master of Arts degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Houston in 2002. 

Betty began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist in the public school setting where she worked with a variety of students with speech, language, and cognitive impairments from preschool through high school.  In her most recent position, she served as a Speech Language Pathologist, clinical supervisor, and Dallas area Assistive Technology (AT) Program Manager with Therapy 2000, Inc., a pediatric home health agency in Texas.  Betty has specialized in evaluating and treating pediatric patients with augmentative communication needs, providing AAC training and support to families and therapists in the field as well as assisting other Speech Language Pathologists with the AAC evaluation and funding process.

Betty holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a state license in Speech Language Pathology in the state of Texas, and is a member of the Texas Speech Language and Hearing Association (TSHA).

Financial: Betty Carter is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.

Nonfinancial: Betty Carter is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from ASHA, a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the state of Texas, and is a member of the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association (TSHA).



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Submission Deadlines

Live online classes:  Participants wanting ASHA CEUs must be registered, "join" the class through his/her unique confirmation email letter, participate for the entire duration of the class, and pass a post-test with 80% accuracy or higher. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted.

In-person classes:  All ASHA paperwork must be submitted to the presenter by the end of the training day.

ASHA Information

Participants wanting ASHA CEUs for a multiple day training must attend all days. In addition, if there is a registration fee associated with the class and payment is not received, PRC will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 8591 for CE Registry fee subscription information:

The Prentke Romich Company (PRC) licenses a patented technology that is in PRC products trademarked as Accent™, PRiO™, NuEye™, and NuPoint™, as well as software Unity®, Essence™, CoreScanner™, UNIDAD™, LAMP Words for Life™, and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC also has registered two websites, Realize Language™ and AAC Language Lab™. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

This presentation will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, NuPoint, Unity, CoreScanner, Essence, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.

Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of the Prentke Romich Company. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.


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  • Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

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