POWER: AAC - Supporting Students' Communication

POWER: AAC – Learning the Basics (modules 1-6)


Session Dates

Thursday October 01, 2020 - 12:01 AM - Webinar
Tuesday October 06, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Webinar
Tuesday November 03, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Webinar
Tuesday December 01, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Webinar
Tuesday December 22, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Webinar


In POWER:AAC – Learning the Basics, participants will be guided through POWER: AAC modules 1-6 to learn the skills needed to assess classroom practices, develop AAC systems, select and represent vocabulary, provide supports and scaffolds, and more. Participants will learn to support students with whom they work in their classrooms or caseloads with complex support needs, and who would benefit from augmentative alternative communication (AAC) using core/common vocabulary.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between “core” and “fringe” vocabulary and when to use each in communication
  • Evaluate student's AAC use of a personal or shared system in their environment for independent communication
  • State the differences between low-, mid-/lite-, and high-tech AAC Describe students’ “core” and “fringe” words used to support daily communication
  • Describe the differences between words that are picture producers and non-picture producers within a student's AAC vocabulary
  • Identify how to implement a student's “core” vocabulary as daily supports


Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Occupational Therapists, IU TaC, Family/Caregivers

Topics Covered: Assistive Technology

POWER: AAC - Learning the Basics (modules 1-6)
09/01/2024, 09/04/2024, 10/09/2024, 11/13/2024, 12/11/2024
Location: Webinar
Registration: Open
POWER: AAC - Applying Practices (modules 7-12)
01/02/2025, 01/08/2025, 02/12/2025, 03/12/2025, 04/09/2025
Location: Webinar
Registration: Open
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:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Kim Larrabee

Content Contact:

Tammy Bertel

Additional Info

This event is a Schoology course.  Participants interesting in attending POWER: AAC (modules 7-12) – Applying Practices must complete POWER: AAC (part 1) – Learning the Basics training.