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Conference Program

ARCHIVED - "Say what you wanna say"
by Linda Oggel, Mona Pruett

When voice output devices are initially introduced, the selection of vocabulary is essential. Limited “real estate” on low-tech communication devices (4, 8, 12 cells) makes vocabulary choice a fundamental and critical goal. Vocabulary selections on dynamic AAC devices are often overwhelming to AAC users and teachers and this session will offer strategies to make that task easier. This session will review the importance of vocabulary selection and how to choose the most meaningful core vocabulary. In addition, resources and strategies will be shared to make language experiences meaningful and fun.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to identify core vocabulary words.
  2. Participants will be able to select vocabulary for beginning AAC users.
  3. Participants will be able to identify effective strategies for teaching core vocabulary.
  4. Participants will understand how to use aided language.

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.