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Conference Program

At the end of each TechKnowledgy webinar, you will be given a link to an evaluation to complete and submit. When this is done, you will receive another link to a certificate of completion, where you can type in your name and then print it out. This certificate can be submitted to your supervisor or administrator who will determine how many recertification points will be given.
ARCHIVED - Aided Language Stimulation: An Essential Strategy for Teaching Language to AAC Users of Any Age
by Lauren Enders

This presentation will begin with a brief review of core language principles for vocabulary selection and language teaching.    Participants will then learn how typical language learners acquire language and why the technique of aided language stimulation/aided language input is an essential component of any successful AAC implementation plan, regardless of a student’s age or language level. Sample activities for various age ranges will be described and demonstrated. 

Learning Outcomes: The participant will be able to:

  • Define the technique of aided language stimulation and how it can be used to teach language to students who use AAC
  • Explain why using aided language stimulation when teaching language to those with complex communication needs is considered best practice
  • Explain why use of no tech language representation methods (i.e., manual boards) is an essential component in aided language stimulation, even with those who have high tech systems.