Review three key factors to aid in implementation of a core vocabulary approach to increase communication success for those using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Review research to better understand core, explore strategies for improved modeling of core, and navigate how to use core in conjunction with other communication tools for a complete robust language system. These concepts will be demonstrated in Snap + Core First. Learn about Pathways for Core First as a companion application to help caregivers and professionals carry over strategies for implementing a balanced approach to teaching core vocabulary.
- Identify two key components of core language
- List two additional communication tools that can support a core language approach
- Identify one resource with lesson plans to implement teaching core vocabulary
Presenter: Karen Rodgers M.S., CCC-SLP has many years of experience in the rehabilitation setting providing assessment, therapy, and consultation to pediatrics and adults with wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. A primary focus for practice includes the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and supporting her patients’ successful communication. Karen 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: Karen is a full-time employee of Tobii Dynavox. Non-financial Disclosure: Karen 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 0.1 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional Area).