2015 NCACA Conference Handouts: Building Classroom Communities to Support AAC Users

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!

NCACA 2015 Conference

Blank AAC Training Plan

Completed AAC Training Plan

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8 thoughts on “2015 NCACA Conference Handouts: Building Classroom Communities to Support AAC Users

  1. 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

  2. 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.??

  3. 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.

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