Why Didn’t I Think of That? Creative AAC Tips and Tricks


March 19, 2020 Online


If you work with students who use AAC you know that effective implementation and the use of aided language input are key elements of best practice for AAC learning.  However, providing tools to all communication partners across environments so that they feel confident and prepared can be difficult to achieve.  Having a variety of fresh ideas in your toolbox ready to go can help you to support your team as you address these barriers.  Within the topic of aided language input, we will focus on ideas that will help you engineer the environment to increase the use of visual supports and allow for easier and faster modeling.  Within the topic of AAC implementation, we will give ideas that will help you elicit a variety of communicative functions, including commenting, questioning, protesting, requesting, and sharing information.


Maggie Judson, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP

Jeanna Antrim, M.S., CCC-SLP

Learning Outcomes:

Discuss three ways to increase use of aided language input in your classroom/therapy sessions

Identify three ways to incorporate the use of manual communication boards across environments

List three implementation ideas to increase communication opportunities across environments


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