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Course Description

This is the audio of our first live podcast recording! Given that this course was live there are slides available for download. We reviewed the purpose of AAC evaluation documentation and the components of a well written AAC evaluation. We also reviewed the role of data collection and how they relate to results and recommendations within AAC evaluations. Finally, this course provides a discussion and overview of ethical considerations throughout the evaluation and funding process.


Learning Objectives

After attending participants will be able to:

  1. 1. Identify the purpose of AAC evaluation documentation.

  2. 2. Identify the components of a well written AAC evaluation.

  3. 3. Identify the role of data collection and how they relate to results and recommendations.

  4. 4. Describe ethical considerations throughout the evaluation and funding process.



About the Speakers


SLP/BCBA; SLP

Kate Grandbois (she/her) & Amy Wonkka (she/her

Kate and Amy are co-founders of SLP Nerdcast. Kate is a dually certified SLP / BCBA who works primarily as an "AAC Specialist." She owns a private practice with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, augmentative alternative communication intervention and assessment, and consultation. Amy is an SLP who also works as an "AAC Specialist" in a public school setting. Amy's primary interests are AAC, typical language development, motor speech, phonology, data collection, collaboration, coaching, and communication partner training and support.

Speaker Disclosures

Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast.  Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG. 

Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children.




Course Disclosure

Financial and in-kind

Funding for this course was provided by one of our Corporate Sponsors, Vooks



Time Ordered Agenda

Introduction and Background - 5 mins

Review of AAC evaluation documentation - 5 mins

Review of components in an AAC evaluation document - 15 mins

Review of data collection and it's role in AAC evaluations - 15 mins

Review of ethical considerations within AAC evaluations - 15 mins

Closing, Discussion and Questions - 5 mins



References and Resources

Navrotski, D. (2015). Role and Responsibilities of AAC Manufacturers' Consultants in the SGD Funding Process. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication24(4), 147–154. https://doi.org/10.1044/aac24.4.147

 

Slawson, D. C., & Shaughnessy, A. F. (2005). Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Should We Be Teaching Information Management Instead? Academic Medicine80(7), 685–689. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001888-200507000-00014


Wiles Higdon, C., & Hill, K. (2015). Five SGD Funding Rules of Commitment. Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication24(4), 129–134. https://doi.org/10.1044/aac24.4.129



ASHA:  https://www.asha.org/slp/healthcare/medicare-speech-generating-devices-information/


ASHA:  https://www.asha.org/practice/reimbursement/medicare/sgd_policy/ 


PRC/SALTILLO:  https://www.aacfunding.com/


TOBII DYNAVOX:  https://efunding.tobiidynavox.com/



Disclaimer

The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. SLP Nerdcast, its hosts and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during our episodes unless otherwise stated. We are NOT PhDs, but we do research our material. We do our best to provide a thorough review and fair representation of each topic that we tackle. That being said, it is always likely that there is an article we’ve missed, or another perspective that isn’t shared. If you have something to add to the conversation, please email us! Wed love to hear from you!


Editors

Episode Summary provided by Tanna Neufeld, MS, CCC-SLP

Audio File Editing provided by Caitlan Akier, MA, CCC-SLP/L, Contributing Editor

Promotional Contribution provided by Paige Biglin, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor 

Web Editing provided by Sinead Rogazzo, MS, CCC-SLP, Contributing Editor

THANK YOU

To our corporate sponsor, Vooks, for making this episosde possible