Integrating AAC and Writing for Students with Complex Communication Needs

Speakers:Laura Hayes, MS, CCC-SLP
*This speaker will be presenting in person at the Penn Stater.
**This session is available for in person and virtual attendance.

Ever wonder how to incorporate AAC across the day in your classroom? We will review written expression tools available in augmentative communication systems and their use within classroom activities to support building capacity of AAC devices. The session will provide concrete examples and instructional resources to support student success across various levels of communication abilities.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA

Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Assistive Technology Specialists; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; Orientation and Mobility Specialists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speakers’ Bio: 

Laura-Hayes.PNGLaura Hayes is a speech-language pathologist and augmentative communication facilitator with twelve years of experience in both pediatric medical and academic settings. Laura has presented at state, national, and international conferences such as the Missouri Speech-Hearing Association, ATIA, AAC in the Cloud, and the Pediatric Perspectives Conference. She has involvement in both inpatient pediatric and educational augmentative communication research. She also hosts an AAC Podcast entitled: AAC Innovations. She earned her Master’s of Science and Communication Disorders from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Bachelor’s of Arts from Truman State University.