AAC for Speechies 2023

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$775.00
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This course is currently closed

2023 PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED! Details for the 2024 program will be announced in the new year.

AAC for Speechies will give you a solid introduction to working with clients who use AAC. We’ll provide you with useful resources, handouts and strategies from fellow speechies who practice exclusively in this area.

Who is this course for?

  • Do you have clients who could benefit from AAC to facilitate speech development or in place of limited verbal speech?
  • Not sure where to start and need some next steps? 
  • Are you a new graduate or starting out with clients who need AAC?
  • Do you want to learn and collaborate with others who have similar clients? 

What can you expect from this course?

The ONLINE program, valued at over $2,000, includes:

  • Online introductions: Meet participants and expand your AAC support network. You can also share your intended learning outcomes and any key areas you would like covered
  • Online course access: When the Words Aren’t There Yet (designed for parents, but an essential first step in the program to orient you to AAC. We address the “why” of AAC and share ideas on how to talk to parents about good communication) 
  • Lunchtime learning: 2 live webinars and 3 recorded sessions, with your questions answered, plus follow-up practice challenges you can use to get started
  • AAC Starter Kit: We will share our favourite AAC handouts and resources to help you start to build your AAC therapy kit
  • Certificate of Completion: can be included for PD hours
  • FREE AAC Club Membership for 3 months: On completion of the AAC For Speechies program, you will receive a FREE 3-month membership to the AAC Club! The Club is a great way to stay up to date and connected with Two Way Street, all while continuously improving your AAC skills and knowledge

Course duration – September 2023

2-3 hours of self-paced initial learning, plus five x 1 hour sessions

  1. Friday, 1 September – pre-recorded session release 
    • Session released at 12pm Adelaide time 
  2. Friday, 8 September – LIVE lunchtime learning 
    • Interactive session featuring Janelle Sampson – Zoom details will be shared to join us at 12pm Adelaide time. A recording will be available following the session
  3. Friday, 15 September –  pre-recorded session release
    • Session released at 12pm Adelaide time
  4. Friday, 22 September – pre-recorded session release 
    • Session released at 12pm Adelaide time
  5. Friday, 29 September – LIVE lunchtime learning
    • Interactive session featuring Janelle Sampson – Zoom details will be shared to join us at 12pm Adelaide time. A recording will be available following the session

We’ll cover:

  • Getting started with AAC – the AAC big picture and assessment principles
  • Orientation to some of the common AAC systems, including overview of basic programming and available options
  • A guide to the what the first few sessions might look like for a new client who uses AAC, or will be using AAC
  • A review of key points from each session and any questions we’ve had from participants
  • A guide to the homework handouts that will support your opportunities to practise

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