AAC Workshops


Empowering Voices: Effective AAC Evaluations

April 15, 2023
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Lecture Hall 102, Seretean Wellness Center - Oklahoma State University
1514 W. Hall of Fame
Stillwater, OK 74078


The Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) workshop on effective AAC evaluations is designed for speech therapists, educators, and other professionals who work with individuals of all ages with communication difficulties.

The course will provide an overview of AAC and its importance in supporting individuals with communication challenges. The course will cover the components of an AAC evaluation and report writing, including using the SETT Framework and feature matching activities. Participants will also have hands-on experience with speech communication assistive technology, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and experience in selecting and using AAC devices.

In addition, the course will provide information on funding options for AAC devices, including grants, insurance coverage, and other financial assistance programs. Participants will learn about the various funding options available, and how to navigate the process of obtaining funding for AAC devices. By the end of the course, participants will have a better understanding of the importance of effective AAC evaluations and will have the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct their own evaluations.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, this workshop will provide valuable insights and practical skills for effectively supporting individuals with communication difficulties through AAC.  

Learning Outcomes 

  1. List eight (8) components to include in an AAC assessment using the SETT Framework 
  2. Demonstrate feature-matching skills with various AAC language systems/devices  
  3. Complete the SETT Framework for an individual 
  4. Apply feature-matching skills to determine AAC language systems/devices for trial with an individual 
  5. List three (3) funding resources for high-tech speech communication devices 
Hand-drawn graphic depicting a tablet-based AAC app.


ASHA CE Approved Provider. Oklahoma ABLE Tech. Introductory Level. 0.5 ASHA CEUs.

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

Units will be offered to speech-language pathologists. School districts are invited to form "AT Support Teams" which include administrators, special education teachers, and related service providers to attend the workshops together.

Accommodation Requests:

Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling 800-257-1705 (v/tty) or emailing abletech@okstate.edu.

Speaker Disclosures:

Averie Hinchey

Financial Disclosure:

For the speakers above, no relevant financial relationship exists. Oklahoma ABLE Tech receives a profit from vending iPads, apps, and cases as speech-generating devices to SoonerCare Members on behalf of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Nonfinancial Disclosure:

No relevant financial relationship exists for any speakers above.

Policies, including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures can be found with this link.


Free parking will be available for all attendees in lots 74, and 74A. A parking pass is not required to park in the aforementioned lots. Please note that parking spots with 24/7 enforcement signage or those designated as metered spots are not included in this arrangement. We encourage you to refer to the Oklahoma State University Parking Map for the exact location of each parking lot.

We kindly request that attendees refrain from parking in staff parking spots in parking lots 80/80A or 73, as these spots are strictly reserved for the use of university personnel.  

If you park in the metered spots in lots 73 or 80, payment will be necessary. Please be advised that failure to pay for metered parking may result in a parking fine/ticket issued by Oklahoma State University. It is important to note that Oklahoma ABLE Tech will not validate parking for attendees who opt to park in metered spots, nor will the organization be liable for any parking fines/tickets incurred. 

The course will be held in the Seretean Wellness Center, and attendees should enter through the northeast door of the building. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 405-744-9748.