When Helping isn’t Helping: The Importance of Prompt Awareness in AAC Instruction


March 22, 2018, Online


An increasing number of students have access to AAC tools at home and within schools. The pace of technology development and availability has greatly outpaced the rate of education and training available to families, teachers, therapists, and others who support individuals with CCN. Greater discussion is needed regarding various approaches to teaching language via AAC.

Rachael Langely, M.A., CC-SLP

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will describe at least 5 different forms of prompting.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the difference between partial verbal prompting versus modeling desired skills.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least one unintended outcome often associated with over-prompting.


This activity is offered for up to 0.2 CEUs (1.5 hours of instruction). To register for CEUs:
  1. Download, and complete the following forms.
  2. Save the files names: 180322_CTG_Lastname-Firstname
  3. Send both files to ceus@aacinstitute.org
  4. CEU certificate will be sent after submitting the two forms

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