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In Building Blocks to Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Success: Blocks 1, 2 and 3 participants will learn about:

  • the basics of speech and language development and how it relates to AAC
  • the importance of core and fringe vocabulary
  • the benefits of organizing vocabulary in such a way that motor plans for words can develop
  • best practice strategies for the communication partner
  • determining the language level of a learner
  • writing relevant goals
  • and delivering meaningful activities

This foundational class will set the stage for AAC intervention that focuses on language acquisition and communication. Through demonstration, video and practice exercises, participants will learn about the basic principles of AAC intervention. 


This class is intended for anyone interested in learning about the fundamentals of AAC.

Learner Outcomes

  1. State the connections between early speech and language development and ACC
  2. Explain the difference between core and fringe vocabulary
  3. Describe why motor planning is critical to when organizing vocabulary and language on an AAC system
  4. Name three things a communication partner can do to help someone use and learn a communication device
  5. Select vocabulary targets and model on a communication device
  6. Name three types of prompts
  7. Determine the language level of a learner
  8. Write three relevant communication/language goals
  9. Deliver three engaging activities



10 minutes - Introductions and Housekeeping

15 minutes - Early Speech & Language Development and the Role of AAC

20 minutes - Vocabulary Selection: Core and Fringe Vocabulary

20 minutes - Motor Planning

20 minutes - Language System Review

10 minutes - Background of Best Practices

75 minutes - Best Practice Strategies for the Communication Partner

10 minutes - Signs of Success 

30 minutes - Taking Stock: Classroom Screeners and Realize Language™

35 minutes - Writing Relevant Goals: Speaking, Reading and Writing

45 minutes - Delivering Meaningful Activities: Communication vs. Compliance and The FUNnel

10 minutes - Summary and Questions

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