Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC): Low to High Tech Communication Alternatives
Description: This on-demand webinar will focus on AAC techniques that will allow a client with limited verbal expression the ability to communicate via AAC strategies. A continuum of low technology options, tablet options to high technology dedicated speech generating devices will be addressed. Alternative access options will be described to compensate for co-morbid vision and physical issues.
Instructor: Anna Ware, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Ed Hitchcock, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist who both work in the Technology Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurses
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe three to four strategies of low to high technology for AAC
- Identify two to three alternative access methods to be used for AAC
- State one-two strategies for assisting clients to implement AAC in their environment
Successful Completion: After viewing the 1.5 hour pre-recorded webinar, you will complete a course evaluation and take a short assessment. You may download copies of your certificate from the RIC Learning Portal or request a copy to be sent to you by mail.
Continuing Education Credits
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 contact hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1: Domain of OT; Category 2: OT Process
This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069
This course is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-362- 9/01/2017).
This CNE activity is being offered for 1.5 contact hours
Financial - Both instructors receive honoraria for teaching this course from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago;
Non-Financial - Both instructors have no relevant nonfinancial relationship exist
Basic Computer Requirements: You will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.
- PC: Compatible Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
- MAC: Compatible Operating System: OS X Web Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari
Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.