Tips for AAC Implementation in the School Setting

Implementation of a student’s AAC device is key to the continued growth of their overall communication skills. In the school setting, on-going coaching and collaboration within a team increases opportunities and breaks down barriers students face when accessing their system. In this beginner-level course, we will describe tips on how multidisciplinary teams support the use of AAC devices across the school setting. We will identify common barriers students face when implementing an AAC device and provide possible solutions to eliminate them. Implementation techniques such as aided language stimulation and the vital role it plays in students learning their devices will be described along with opportunities for modeling within daily school routines.