Course Curriculum

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  • $9.00
  • 1 lesson
  • 0 hours of video content

This course is a podcast episode.

You can listen to this course for free on most podcast players (Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, etc.). Once you have listened to the episode / course you can access the post-test and earn your certificate / ASHA CEUs using the links above.

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    Handout: Aided Language Modeling

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Course Presenters

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.

Episode Summary

Aided modeling interventions are becoming a common recommendation in the field of AAC.  You hear about it at conferences, you see it posted on social media, it’s listed on popular reference websites.  It’s kind of a hot topic.  

But - what is it exactly? Is it called aided language stimulation, aided language modeling, or aided language input? With everyone calling it different things and doing it in different ways it’s hard to tell if you are doing it correctly.

Plus, a lot of the references out there on social media and blog posts don’t review the literature.  Fortunately there is a lot of literature out there, but there is a lot of variation.  In this episode we review several articles and meta-analyses to get a feel for the overall evidence out there.  We also discuss what evidence we have in the literature support its use and how we can apply it effectively with our clients / students / patients.  


Learning Outcomes

  1. Review and define aided language modeling

  2. Review at least two descriptions of aided language modeling in literature

  3. Describe at least 2 implementation procedures for aided language modeling  

  4. Describe at least 2 things to consider when using aided language modeling as an intervention strategy


This episode has a substantial reference list.  Available as a free download here.

Online Resources

ASHA Practice Portal on AAC:

ASHA Resources on Evidence Based Practice


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: Kate is an employee of a public school system and co-founder of 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   

Time Ordered Agenda:

10 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures

20 minutes:  Review of the definition of aided language modeling and supporting descriptions in literature

15 minutes:  Review of different implementation procedures in aided language modeling

10 minutes:  Review considerations for using aided language modeling as an intervention strategy

5 minutes: Summary and Closing


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!