Model as a MASTER PAL


September 15, 2022


A MASTER PAL, or “skilled partner” of an individual who uses AAC engages in authentic and meaningful interactions.  Model as a MASTER PAL is a framework and compilation of resources that focus on supporting communication partners of those who use AAC. THis session is an overview of behaviors and belief systems that shape quality communicative exchanges and emphasize the importance of being an engaged and respectful communication partner.


Tabitha Jones-Wohleber, MS, CCC-SLP

Learning Outcomes:

Describe how modeling AAC fosters skill development for those who use AAC.

Identify the type of motivation required to model and teach authentic communication.

Describe 3 types of discourse statements that prioritize core vocabulary and enable communication partners to provide ample modeling across activities without expectation of a response.


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

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