Learning Objectives & Course Description
The episode reviews the categories of barriers to AAC implementation in schools. This episode also reviews barriers in different workplace settings and potential solutions to those barriers.
After attending participants will be able to:
- Listeners will be able to identify the 2 primary categories of barriers to AAC implementation in schools as defined by Beukelman & Mirenda’s Participation Model
- Listeners will be able to Identify 3 specific barriers faced in their setting.
- Listeners will be able to Identify 3 solutions to explore to address barriers present in their setting
About the Speakers
Vicki Clarke disclosures: Vicki is a co-owner of Dynamic Therapy Associates and DTA Schools, AACchicks AT Teachers Pay Teacher, Xceptional Education Leader, and is a paid speaker at state and national venues. Vicki Clarke non-financial disclosures: Vicki has non-financial working relationships with SGD manufacturers, AAC app developers and materials developers for students with special needs including News-2-You, Tobii Dynavox, PRC Saltillo, Control Bionics, Forbes Rehab Services, Ablenet, Eye Tech and AhVAZ. Vicki consults pro bono for various speech generating device manufactures, app developers (educational, AAC and speech pathology related).
Kate Grandbois disclosures: Financial: 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 disclosures: Financial: 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.
15 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures
25 minutes: Descriptions of primary categories of barriers to AAC implementation in schools as defined by Beukelman & Mirenda’s Participation Model
15 minutes: Descriptions of barriers faced in their setting
10 minutes: Descriptions of solutions to explore to address barriers present in their setting
5 minutes: Summary and Closing
Beukelman, D. R., & Mirenda, P. (2013). Augmentative and alternative communication: Supporting children and adults with complex communication needs. Paul H. Brookes.
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Kent-Walsh, J., & Mcnaughton, D. (2005). Communication Partner Instruction in AAC: Present Practices and Future Directions. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 21(3), 195-204. doi:10.1080/07434610400006646
Senner, J. E., & Baud, M. R. (2016). The Use of an Eight-Step Instructional Model to Train School Staff in Partner-Augmented Input. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 38(2), 89-95. doi:10.1177/1525740116651251
Soto, G. (1997). Special education teacher attitudes toward AAC: Preliminary survey. Augmentative and Alternative Communication,13(3), 186-197. doi:10.1080/07434619712331278008
Praactical AAC: https://praacticalaac.org/
The SETT Framework by Dr. Joy Zabala: https://www.joyzabala.com/
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