AAC & Aided Language Stimulation, Modeling: Teaching teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents the Why and the How to modeling AAC


August 24, 2022


We learn language by having language modeled. Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) is an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in the field of AAC, and it is often one of the first strategies suggested when beginning AAC with individuals with Complex Communication Needs. In this 90-minute webinar, we will learn why modeling symbolic communication is so vital to AAC users and why it is so hard to implement, We will also learn simple techniques to teach communication partners how to implement ALS into their everyday routines and curricula in the home, community, and school environments.


Sharon Redmon

Learning Outcomes:

Cite 2 research examples that support aided language practice.

Describe and put into practice at least one method of aided language in their home, school, or program.

Locate a minimum of 2 internet resources for guidance as they put aided language into practice related to their specific AAC system and/or the needs of their individual with CCN.


CEUs This activity is offered for up to 0.2 CEUs (1.5 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:  

Download and complete the following forms.

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Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org

Upon completion of the two forms and passing the quiz, a CEU certificate will be sent

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