POWER: AAC - Learning the Basics (Modules 1-6)

AAC unit sitting on top of an AAC workbook on a table

Students with complex communication needs who need augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems may lack the power to say what they want to say and to authentically participate and make progress in school.

In this two-part training series, participants will:

  • Learn evidence-based strategies to support classroom communication in ways that provide students using AAC with that power.
  • Be guided through modules 1-6 of the POWER: AAC series to learn the skills needed to assess classroom practices, develop AAC systems, select and represent vocabulary, provide supports and scaffolds, and more.
  • Learn to support students with whom they work in their classrooms or on their caseloads with complex support needs, and who would benefit from AAC using core/commonly used vocabulary.
  • Use a blended learning model, videos, and online teaching, to explore and expand their understanding of the POWER: AAC modules and to expand the support of their students' communication needs.
  • Be expected to view assigned POWER: AAC modules, complete assigned activities, bring questions and share ideas at the synchronous training sessions.

This course is being offered in a blended learning format with work to be completed outside of synchronous webinar sessions. This includes, but is not limited to, 3 hours of asynchronous video content, pre- and post-tests, activity assignments, and completing surveys, in addition to engaging in 4 hours of synchronous/live webinars.

Participants must complete all asynchronous work and attend all 4 synchronous sessions to earn credit. No partial credit will be provided.

  • .7 ASHA CEUs will be available for speech-language pathologists residing in Pennsylvania.
  • This training is being provided collaboratively with Riverview Intermediate Unit #6.