This resources includes five sections as follows:
- AAC Basics: Get familiar with AAC, what it is, the different types, and who uses it.
- Access: Make sure the system is out and available at all times.
- Modeling: Consistently model using the system.
- Core Vocabulary: Focus on core vocabulary and keywords.
- Communication Opportunities: Plan opportunities for communication throughout the day.
Each section includes handouts that teach the skill and explain why it’s so important for AAC learning. In addition, each section includes information on related skills and strategies. For example, in the communication opportunities section, there are handouts included about effective prompting and eliciting a variety of communication functions. Each section also includes a challenge in order to boost your use of each strategy and measure your increased success!
This resource also includes data sheets, reminder visuals, posters, core vocabulary boards, clear directions for modeling, AAC research citations, staff handouts, and so much more.
In addition to the AAC training guide (with the contents noted above), there is also a staff training PowerPoint (which briefly explains each of the 4 strategies) and editable forms of the challenges and data sheets included. These files are PowerPoint files which means you must have access to PowerPoint to use them.
To see a video tour of everything you will receive after purchasing the packet, please click here to watch a complete video tour on YouTube.
**Since the video was taken, the resource now includes core vocabulary handouts and AAC goal writing tips.
This packet does not include information on advanced implementation strategies, AAC activities, AAC assessment, or device specific information. I use many of the forms for assessment and progress monitoring, however it is not intended as a complete resource for this purpose. You can use this packet with any AAC system or device. There is also an alternate version included that can be used with individuals of any age! The page number shown includes the training packet, the editable pages, AND the presentation slides in total.
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