AAC Talks 2022: The Power of Language

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Session Dates

Friday May 13, 2022 8:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Webinar

Join us for our fourth annual AAC Talks web conference designed to provide practical ideas, strategies, and resources for making connections and engaging,, language, is meant to inspire participants to consider creative solutions and new ways of thinking about AT implementation that promotes the development of language and literacy for empowering our students who use augmentative-alternative communication systems. National and local presenters will discuss a variety of topics including ways to engage learners with complex communication needs, starting points for collecting data on students’ progress, specific strategies to go beyond requesting, techniques to incorporate into everyday communicative contexts, and how to customize displays to support the student’s AAC use, and their access to the device.


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify two strategies that can be used to increase language and literacy development for students who use AAC
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the entire educational team in supporting students who use AAC to develop language, literacy, and functional communication
  • Describe the importance of feature matching and context in considering how AAC methods, strategies, and devices should be used for optimal communication

Target Audience

Teachers, administrators, speech-language pathologists, related services professionals, consultants, training and consultation staff, paraprofessionals, family members

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kim Clemens at 610-878-7210 or kclemens@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Multiple Presenters

Event Contact:


Kim Clemens

Content Contact:

Tammy Thompson-Cooke