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Implementing the Use of AAC in the Classroom and School

December 14 | 12:00 PM CST | 60 minutes

Do you feel like your teachers are struggling to implement your techniques and strategies in the classroom? This training is for you! You will learn how to better serve and teach your classroom teachers and other general/special education teachers throughout your school to implement and use AAC in their classrooms. Through the implementation of AAC in the classroom setting, children have access to communication through a first-then board, picture communication system, speech-generating device, and more. We will explore the different options, when to develop/use them, and how to incorporate these tools into the educational setting and curriculum.

Presenter Information

Presenter: Kaitlin Brown SLPD, CCC-SLP

Relevant Financial Relationship: Kaitlin is an adjunct professor at Brescia University.

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Kaitlin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Presenter Biography: Dr. Kaitlin Brown is a pediatric speech-language pathologist. She has worked with a variety of clients, but specializes in pediatric feeding disorders, augmentative and alternative communication systems, and pediatric language disorders. She currently works full-time in a school-based setting where she has partnered with the Assistive Technology Specialist to launch a functional communication project for the district. She also teaches as an adjunct professor at Brescia University for their online Master's program. Dr. Brown has taught a variety of continuing education courses, predominately in pediatric feeding disorders. She is currently writing a children's book with a colleague and they are planning to publish soon. Dr. Brown has a passion for children, their families, and assisting in the process to accessing functional communication.

Session Information


  • Introduction (5 minutes)
  • What is AAC and how is it implemented in the schools (15 minutes)
  • What forms of AAC are available and how do we implement them in the classroom (20 minutes)
  • How to incorporate AAC and core vocabulary into instruction (10 minutes)
  • Wrap-up & Questions (10 minutes)

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe the different types of AAC with options of each.
  • Describe the scaffolding of AAC.
  • Identify and describe different strategies to implement the use of AAC in the classroom setting.

Cost: Free

Audience: Assistants, Public/Consumers, Speech-Language Pathologists, Early Career Professionals (under 5 years), Related Professionals

Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals

ASHA CEU Information

ASHA CEU Requirements: Must complete the post webinar assessment with 80% accuracy. Unlimited attempts are allowed. Partial credit is not available. The Assessment must be completed within one week of the end of the session.

ableU Policies

Accessibility: Please email [email protected] if you require any additional accessibility support. We will be happy to work with you!

Complaint: We strive to provide professional development that highlights today’s best practices. If you have complaints/concerns regarding ableU please contact [email protected]. We will review the complaint or concern. When appropriate, we will take action to address the issue within 10 business days.

Refund: Refunds are not available for free sessions.