One, Two, Three - AAC: streamlining AAC at school using MTSS tiers and the Specific Language System First approach (live registration)
One, Two, Three - AAC: streamlining AAC at school using MTSS tiers and the Specific Language System First approach
December 6, 2023 | 6:00 PM CST | 60 minutes | 0.1 ASHA CEUs
Learn how one school district has streamlined AAC services with an AAC framework, tiered AAC supports and focused classroom interventions. Participants will learn about intersections between AAC supports and Multi Tiered Systems of Support, understand the Specific Language System First approach, and review a case study of how one district implemented AAC modeling and focusing on core words as their primary AAC classroom interventions.
Presenter: Melissa Petersen, MA, CCC-SLP, NBCT (she/her)
Relevant Financial Relationship: Melissa works for the Edmonds School District, which is featured as the case study in this presentation.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Melissa has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Presenter Biography: Melissa Petersen, MA, CCC-SLP, NBCT (she/her) is an educational speech language pathologist and National Board Certified educator who has 15 years experience working in K-12 public schools in Washington State. Her professional interests include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), and clinical supervision. Her personal interests include raising service dogs, bicycling, and canoeing. She lives in Seattle with her spouse and a collection of puppies.
- Learners will identify three intervention strategies for implementing AAC in a school setting
- Learners will identify the Specific Language System First approach to AAC, and when it is an appropriate approach to AAC implementation
- Learners will identify AAC tools for different tiers of support
- Introduction: guiding principles, minimum requirements for AAC systems, primary AAC intervention strategies (15 minutes)
- Specific Language System First approach (10 minutes)
- MTSS Tiers (10 minutes)
- Case study: Tiers 1, 2, 3 (20 minutes)
- Wrap up & questions (5 minutes)
Audience: Assistants, Early Career Professionals (under 5 years), Related Professionals
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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 (End of Day - 12/13/23).
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