Education and Training

This section of the AAC Institute web site offers resources for learning about the methods, tools, and evidence to support clinical practice that are not available in the form of published papers. (For papers, see the sections on Evidence to Support Practice and Methods and Tools to Support Evidence-Based Practice.)

 

Live and Videoconference Presentations

Presentations on topics related to evidence-based AAC clinical practice are available that are suitable for university AAC classes and/or SLP, AAC, or assistive technology conference sessions and inservice education. The two hour version of the following presentation is available for ASHA CEUs. Contact Katya Hill for additional information.

AAC Evidence-Based Practice in Four Easy Steps

Activity Description:
This presentation covered the evidence-based practice (EBP) steps in providing services to people who use AAC. Participants were provided with EBP background, value-based sample EBP questions, sources for external evidence, and resources for measuring personal communication performance.

Learner Outcomes: Participants will be able to:
1. identify and understand basic concepts relating to AAC evidence-based practice (EBP);
2. identify the communication values held by people who use AAC;
3. ask EBP questions that support the above values;
4. locate and evaluate external evidence;
5. locate and use AAC performance measurement tools to create personal evidence.

Introductory information

Language Activity Monitoring (LAM)

What is LAM?
Examples of LAM logfile data
Example of language sample transcript
Example of AAC Performance Report
Example of Alphabetic order word list
Example of Frequency order word list

 

Self-Study Program

A series of Internet based self-study courses has been started and the first is now available. Successful completion of one or more of these courses will allow the individual to self register in the Directory of Local Resources.