Basic requesting is a good place to start when introducing someone to communicating with AAC. However, requesting is only one of many reasons people communicate. This one-hour implementation class reviews how people use language to communicate and what you can do to help individuals get beyond basic requesting. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the training.
This is a beginner/advanced beginner class intended for those who are new to the field of AAC.
Beth earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Communication Disorders and Cross-Linguistics (Spanish and Linguistics) at Indiana State University in 2004. She completed her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Indiana University in 2006. Prior to joining PRC in June 2010, Beth served as the pediatric Augmentative Communication Specialist at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis. There she completed AAC evaluations, consulted with school-based SLPs on device implementation, and provided ongoing therapy for children who used a variety of AAC systems. Beth also has three years of experience working as an SLP in Indiana’s public school system where she worked with Pre-K through 12th grade students presenting with a wide variety of communication disorders and abilities.
Beth holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of Indiana, and is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 12 (AAC Division).
Financial: Beth Browning is a salaried employee of Prentke Romich Company.
Non-Financial: Beth Browning is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, is a member of ASHA and ASHA Special Interest Group 12 (AAC SIG), and holds a state license in SLP from the State of Indiana.
This was an excellent course that efficiently covers additional ideas for intervention with students who use AAC. It's easy to get stuck in the "requesting mode." This takes you out of that place to expand to teaching other functions of communication within a naturalistic environment. I have some great therapy ideas and techniques. Thank you! Becky M.
PRC's online trainings are quick and efficient. I loved that I could take my lunch to learn something new that I could start incorporating immediately into my therapy plans. Teresa H.
This was a great course for learning how to move beyond requesting. Too often, students will only request and before this course, I had no idea how to design lessons and activities to help students learn to use their device for other language functions. Diane B.
Beth was a confident trainer who truly understood and had passion about the topic. She was prepared and had us involved as much as possible, which really made the experience richer. She also used her personality and spoke with emotion. So many trainings are boring with a Ben Stein-esque trainer who drones on the whole time. This was NOT one of them. Justin S.