Bloom’s Taxonomy: Building Success in the Classroom for Students Who Use AAC


November 11, 2020


Bloom’s Taxonomy was designed in 1956 as a way to categorize educational goals. It was revised in 2001 to reflect the active process of learning. Bloom’s Taxonomy is useful in helping to identify the learning objectives for educational activities as well as ensuring that educational activities align with state and national standards. Students who require the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) often have limited opportunities to develop and practice language skills throughout the day. However, it is possible to focus on language development across the curriculum and target learning at each of the levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy for students who use AAC. This webinar explores the components of Bloom’s Taxonomy and identifies the requisite skills that learners need to demonstrate mastery of each of the levels. Strategies will be provided for developing language-focused, student specific IEP goals. Finally, sample lessons will be used to illustrate strategies that help students demonstrate learning within each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy


Deborah Laurent Witkowski, MA, CCC-SLP

Learning Outcomes:

Discuss the importance of using high frequency vocabulary when accessing curriculum content.

Describe the cognitive skills identified at each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Discuss the skills necessary to meet state and national standards.

Describe how to target learning at each of the levels within Bloom’s Taxonomy.


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