DSHA Presents A Virtual Evening Meeting: Unraveling the Mysteries of AAC

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DSHA Presents A Virtual Evening Meeting: Unraveling the Mysteries of AAC

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  • April 20, 2022
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association presents
A Virtual Evening Meeting

Unraveling the Mysteries of AAC
Cory Peters M.S., CCC-SLP

Wednesday April 20th, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Course Description

This course was developed for SLPs, teachers, parents and caregivers who are looking for tools to assist them in exploring AAC options to trial with their clients, students etc. There are so many options to explore when it comes to AAC, so how do you know what to try? In this training we will explore various tools that can be used as part of an AAC toolkit to help match needs and features.  All members of an individual’s team (family, care providers, school members) bring unique perspectives that are important to consider as you explore AAC options. Having a process for looking at AAC options  in place ensures that the individual’s needs in varying settings and environments are considered. Having tools to guide your process also helps focus on what features of a device will meet your child’s needs, and helps you narrow down your field when looking for technology solutions. This will include exploring the SETT, ALP etc.

Learning Objectives

  1. Name 3 tools available to gather information about a clients current skills with regards to access and use of an AAC?

  2. Name 2 myths currently surrounding AAC use that can hinder exploration of AAC.

  3. Define what feature matching is and how it relates to AAC selection.

  4. Name 2 communicative competencies for AAC users.

6:30 pm – 6:40 pm  Welcome and Introductions
6:40 pm – 7:00 pm   Basic Concepts of AAC/ Feature Matching and Solutions
7:00 pm – 7:25 pm   Consideration of Individual User Needs/ AAC myths and beliefs/communicative competencies
7:25 pm – 7:50 pm   The role of professionals and caregivers
7:50 pm – 8:25 pm   SETT, ALP, Pragmatic profile, participation model
8:25 pm – 8:30 pm   Wrap up and Questions

This event will be hosted via Zoom teleconferencing.

Register online by April 18th, 2022: https://dsha.org/events
Members should login before attempting to register.

This event is no additional charge to DSHA members. $5 for non-members.

A link will be sent to registered attendees only, the day before the event.
Partial credit will not be awarded, attendance will be monitored throughout the presentation.
A post-test will be sent to all attendees during the event and must be completed and returned to DSHA within 48 hours of the event in order to receive a certificate of attendance.

Additionally, in order to receive a certificate of attendance, an attendee must be a registered DSHA member or, pay the non-member $5 registration fee in advance of the event. Failure to meet one of these conditions will result in the attendee not receiving their certificate of attendance and their attendance will not be reported to ASHA.

DSHA will not contact attendees to obtain fees or send reminders regarding completion of post-tests. If you are uncertain of your DSHA membership status please reach out to kelanderson05@yahoo.com.

Speaker Biographies
Cordelia (Cory) earned her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, and completed her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. Cory has worked as a clinical Speech-Language Pathologist in multiple settings. Most recently, prior to starting in 2016 with PRC-Saltillo she worked to develop the AAC clinic within her outpatient setting and cross train inpatient clinicians to provide AAC evaluation and treatment to children and adults with alternative communication and access needs. Her practice included AAC evaluations and treatment for adult and pediatric patients with aphasia, TBI, autism, CP and other neurological speech and language deficits. Cory holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of Maryland.

DISCLOSURE:   The DSHA conference committee members have no financial or non-financial relationships to disclose. Ms. Peters is an employee-owner of, and receives her salary from PRC-Saltillo. She is an ASHA member and member of ASHA Sig 12.

Continuing Education Units

This course will be offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level; Professional area)

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register for ASHA CEUs.  Contact the ASHA CE Division (1-800-498-2071 ext. 4219) for  CE Registry fee subscription information.

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