I had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the 2015 NCACA Conference in Winston-Salem NC (my first time ever!). It was an honor to be a part of a conference with people that I truly look up to and see the great work they are doing all over the state.
During my presentation, I outlined the training process I have been using in my district this year. Basically, I am working to help classroom teachers build a foundation to support AAC users in the classroom. This is not where I’m going to end up, but it’s a start.
Check it out!
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Thank you for sharing. What a great roadmap!
Ashley you should be really proud of yourself!!!! You did a GREAT job on your presentation and you are leading your schools to great success in communication!! Keep up the GREAT work! Laura
Why thank you Laura! It means a lot to me – coming from someone I admire. I truly enjoyed spending time with you this weekend – lets keep that up! See you soon!
Thanks for sharing your information. When I was looking at the conference slides I was wondering what type of board you have those core words mounted on.??
I had everything printed at Better Image printing in Chapel Hill. I told them to make it indestructible and they did! I’m not sure what it is, but it’s nice and heavy duty.
What wonderful AAC resources in this blog. The information in your slides and training plan is just what I need right now. Thank you so much!
I’m so glad it was helpful! Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do!
I really like your Aided Language Input slide of “Do This”, “Not That.” I see it as a way to contrast teaching vs. testing of AAC during intervention activities. In some cases, I have seen >90% testing and <10% teaching, and fringe words seem to be elicited more than core words. How can this be changed – training of all team members on an ongoing basis? Also, what percentage of the time do you think should be teaching, and what percentage should be testing?
BTW, can I use your slide as well as your 'training plan' handout in my future AAC consultations and presentations? I will give you full credit.