Creating a Collaborative AAC Team Through Training and Mentorship

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Judith Lunger, MA, CCC-SLP

This session will focus on an AAC Mentor Program implemented in a K-8 public school district in the CA Bay Area which includes a set of tools and strategies for enhancing collaborative AAC support teams. Mentors who helped launch and support the trial “training year” will share the justifications, methods, and challenges that were part of a project to achieve a more robust and sustainable level of AAC services. Attendees will be given access to tools developed to assist SLPs, administrators, classroom staff, and parents in supporting students who use AAC.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych, Instructional Hours
Audience: Special Education Teachers; Speech therapists; Supervisors/Administrators; Assistive Technology Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker biography: Judith Lunger, MA, CCC-SLP, is a CA licensed speech/language pathologist with many years experience working with children and adults with functional, developmental and neurolinguistic disorders of speech, language, communication and related educational or functional challenges. Judith specializes in treating individuals with complex communication needs, including those who benefit from using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and strategies. Judith has special interest in supporting self-advocacy for adolescents and teens with special needs.


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