Cultural & Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Considerations in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) *

Presented by SPG AAC Clinical Supervisor

This presentation will outline issues & considerations when choosing AAC for students from CLD populations. The importance of cultural competency during the evaluation process, as well as implementation of AAC, will be discussed. Participants will receive access to current information, handouts, and templates. Additional resources relevant to evaluation, funding, & customization of tools will be highlighted to support implementation within the participant’s practice. Communication partner training for staff, families, and peers specific to the CLD population will be highlighted. Participants will have access to hands-on practice in making low-tech materials to take home.