Illinois Assistive Technology Program

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

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ASD & AAC: THE CLASSROOM TEACHER AND THE SLP

Children with autism who are minimally verbal or have difficulty using speech to effectively and efficiently communicate are often good candidates for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). But it’s not just about finding and obtaining an AAC system for the child and working on communication in the speech therapy room. The key to establishing the AAC system as a reliable method of communication, increasing the child’s participation across environments, and improving overall communication lies in a collaborative team approach to intervention. You are invited to learn from a speech-language-pathologist (SLP) and classroom teacher about finding the right AAC system, writing attainable goals, embedding communication opportunities throughout a child’s school day, and implementing strategies for developing communication skills.

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Please stop by the exhibits and visit the IATP booth to view and learn about various AAC devices.