AAC and Autism: Promoting Functional Communication Across Environments **

Presented by Kathy Beatty, M.A., CCC-SLP and Jenna Williams M.S., CCC-SLP, SPG AAC Specialists (3 hrs)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Become familiar with Evidence Based Practices for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
  • Identify barriers to the development of functional communication for students with ASD
  • Describe how communication deficits impact learning and behavior for students with ASD
  • Determine appropriate AAC tools and strategies for students with ASD
  • Create an AAC Implementation Plan as a collaborative process for a student with ASD who is not a functional verbal communicator