Empowering Voices: Effective AAC Evaluations March 2024

March 2, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Soaring on Hope
4908 S Sheridan Road
OK 74145
Averie Hinchey-Lucas

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. 

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 Lucas, averie.hinchey@okstate.edu

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.

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