Intermediate level; Professional Area Level
0.15 ASHA CEUs
Approved for 1.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: What Is Communication?
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Defined
Use and AAC
Who Needs Augmentative Communication?
Section 3: Assessment for AAC
What Does a Typical AAC Evaluation Entail?
Section 4: Choosing the Right System
Augmentative Communication Symbol Systems
Unaided Communication Symbol Systems
Aided Communication Symbol Systems
Available Symbol Sets
Options for Aided Communication Systems
Arrangement of Symbols
Section 5: Additional Considerations
Family and Environmental Support
Section 6: Conclusion
Exam and BrainSparks
Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP has been practicing speech language pathology for 8 years focusing on the dysphagia and neurogenic communication adult population. Amy has worked in various New York City acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, short term rehabilitation centers, home health care, and outpatient private practice. She has extensive experience in performing and evaluating Modified Barium Swallow Studies. Her teaching experience includes supervising Clinical Fellows to attain their certification, as well as certified speech–language pathologists in home health and skilled nursing facilities. Amy has also worked extensively with the New York City Board of Education K- 12 and Special Education schools. Special projects include publishing various articles for trade magazines and blogs, contributing to CEU courses, publishing of a live website, and creating clinical assessments and evaluations. She is currently authoring a speech and language textbook and conducting a research study in dysphagia. Disclosure: Amy Reinstein, MS, CCC – SLP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.