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Decision making around AAC - following the AAC National Core Pathway


28th September, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

£30 per individual.

60 minute Online Learning workshop.

Would you like to know more about decision making process around AAC for your learners with communication impairment?

In this online workshop, Joanna Courtney, CALL's Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will take a case study based approach to exploring the decision making and multi-disciplinary collaboration involved in successfully following the AAC National Core Pathway.

She will look at and discuss all the different elements that are involved with the decision making process such as the initial assessment stage then the trialling of equipment. An important feature to consider is what training will be provided as well as on-going support to give the best possible chance of success. And lastly, review and evaluation stage are essential and need to be scheduled in at the start of the process.

Joanna will discuss the factors which influence AAC recommendations for individual learners and she will provide you with practical signposting to useful resources, websites and other sources of information.

This course was held on the 28th September, 2023 but you can still purchase a recording of the session.
You'll also receive all the resources that were sent out with the course.

What you will learn

  • What is the AAC National Core Pathway and how should it be used to guide decision making on the right equipment for your learners who require AAC
  • What are the key features you need to be aware of when making decisions for learners who require AAC
  • How to ensure all multi-disciplinary teams are working together to achieve the end goal
  • Ideas and strategies for using AAC in an inclusive classroom
  • Where to find practical resources and sources of relevant information

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Special School Staff
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Teachers, Support for Learning Teachers, Pupil Support Assistants
  • Families.

Meet your presenter(s)

Joanna Courtney
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

She has 18 years' experience of working in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, spending her first 7 years working in a Special School. She has an Honours degree (BSc) in Speech and Language Pathology from Queen Margaret University and her particular area of interest is enabling peer interaction and group opportunities for people who use AAC.

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