AAC Talks 2019 - Putting Aided Language Input into Practice

Speaking: Rachel Smitheman, Melissa Hoy

Communication is a two-way process; therefore, successful implementation of an AAC device depends as much on the skills of the person using AAC as it does on those of the communication partners. This session will provide an overview of the characteristics, roles, and responsibilities of communication partners working with people who use AAC, with a focus on aided language input. Shared reading will be discussed as a vehicle for learning to use aided language input to support device implementation and facilitate language learning. Participants will have the opportunity to put it to practice through a hands-on activity.