This implementation class will focus on using AAC in the classroom during speaking, reading and writing activities. Participants will learn about the importance of language development and core vocabulary, teaching methods to promote the use of core vocabulary across environments and strategies to engineer the classroom. In addition, participants will learn how to select target vocabulary for classroom activities based on language development principles. Methods for finding and teaching vocabulary will be covered, including icon tutor/word finder, vocabulary builder and write with icons. Finally, attendees will learn how to set up and deliver activities to foster communication. Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the class. The strategies presented will cover a range of communicative abilities and can be applied to a variety of language systems and communication devices.
This training is appropriate for any individual working with students who use communication devices in a classroom setting. This course is approved for ASHA CEU’s.
Presenter: Jeremy Legaspi, MS, CCC-SLP – PRC Regional Consultant
Jeremy earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University in 2003. He completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University in 2005, and his Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology in 2013. Prior to joining PRC in November of 2014, Jeremy was assistant director at Foundations Developmental House (a speech therapy clinic) in Gilbert, AZ. There he completed speech and language evaluations, independent education evaluations, provided ongoing therapy, supervised speech-language pathologist assistants, wrote and implemented individualized education plans, and presented nationally on the topics of AAC and Apraxia. Jeremy also has two years of experience in the public-school system and five years of experience at a non-profit school for special needs.
Gateway Community College
108 N. 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Health Careers Building- Auditorium 1106
Course is open to all licensed therapists at no charge & dinner will be served!