AAC Ready – Set – Goal: SMART Goals for Unity and WordPower


October 6, 2020


It can be challenging to write goals for individuals who use AAC. In theory, this should not be that much harder than writing any other language or academic goals, right? One thing that is often different about the AAC goal-writing process is that teachers and therapists simply do not know enough about AAC and the skills needed to become a competent and successful communicator. While there are available goal banks to use, these still require tweaking and may not always be appropriate. There is a need for a class focused on writing goals for AAC by providing tools and research based methods.


Liz Heisler, M.A., CCC-SLP

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to identify the three important components used in the provided AAC Goal Framework.

Participants will be able to list the four areas of communicative competence for AAC use.

Participants will be able to identify resources to support writing goals and monitoring progress.

Participants will be able to write one goal, with at least 2 objectives, using the framework provided.

Participants will be able to describe elements that make a “SMART” goal.


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.

Save the files names: 201006_CTG_Lastname_Firstname

Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org

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

Note: If any difficulty is encountered in using this form, write to ceus@aacinstitute.org to request an alternative file format.