Professional Development

Barriers in AAC for CLD Students *

Presented by Mollie Mindel, M.S., CCC-SLP, AAC Specialist (3 hrs)

There are special considerations when assessing and choosing AAC systems for students from culturally & linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. Discussion focuses on the impact of second language acquisition and cultural differences on the evaluation/implementation of AAC for CLD students. Current available tools and EBP resources for CLD populations using AAC will be highlighted. Additionally, participants will learn strategies to overcome issues of cultural mismatch, improving service and crossing the home-school divide to connect with communication partners at home.