Professionals and caregivers who work with individuals using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) often face many challenging questions, such as:
• Will a device make my child stop talking?
• How do I encourage my loved one to use their device in daily situations?
• How do I know if it’s working?
Join us as we walk through a case study example of how a child’s team of professionals and caregivers implemented Pathways + Core First to answer some of those questions and more! By the end of the session, you will be able to navigate Pathways + Core First to find the resources you need to support the individuals you work with that use AAC.
- List the six components of Pathways for Core First that support improved communication outcomes for individuals who use AAC
- Describe two ways to access lesson plans to support communication skills and growth
- Name two components within Pathways for Core First that can support knowledge and best practices for the AAC team
Presenter: Erica Iffland, CCC-SLP Erica has treated, assessed, and consulted with individuals across the life-span. She has worked in early intervention, pre-school groups, out-patient pediatrics, elementary and middle school, as well as adult day program consultation and skilled nursing facility settings. She has a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and is a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Services Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.
Disclosures: Financial Disclosure: Erica is a full-time employee of Tobii Dynavox. Non-financial Disclosure: Erica has no relevant non-financial relationships. Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product, this presentation will focus exclusively on the Tobii Dynavox product line and will not include information about other communication or educational products.
This course will be offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional Area).