Inclusion & Accessibility

Speaking AAC: Using Augmentative and Alternate Communication (2207-05)

At some point in your life, you have probably worked with a child or student with limited verbal expression skills. In recent years, there have been many advancements in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to help those learning or struggling to use verbal communication/language through. This course will provide information, skill development, and resources for your work with students using AAC, specifically within the domain of Aided Language Input.

Includes Free Downloadable Resources:
► AAC Language Planning Worksheet
► Communication Opportunities List
► Shared Predictable Chart Writing Ideas

Course Author: Andrea Zern

  • Introduction to Aided Language Input
  • Welcome!
  • What is AAC?
  • Did You Know? Language Development Stats
  • What Therefore Should I Do?
  • Aided Language Input Explained!
  • Core Vocabulary
  • Tips and Tricks for Providing Aided Language Input
  • ALI Within a Child's Daily Routines
  • Resource: Daily Routines Planning Worksheet
  • Resource: AAC Language Planning Worksheet
  • Resource: Communication Opportunities List
  • Shared Reading and Predictable Chart Writing
  • Shared Reading Videos
  • Chart Writing Videos
  • Resource: Predictable Chart Writing Ideas
  • Additional Resources for Providing Aided Language Input
  • Explore, Starting with Classroom Posters
  • Websites or Computer Emulation
  • Apps for Support
  • Section 4: Wrap-Up
  • Learning Extensions
  • Take Action
  • Share Your Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever