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AAC for Beginning Communicators

Course Type: Self-guided, online course

Course Schedule: On demand

Course Level: Introductory (see Course Description for more information)

Course Cost: $20.00

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Course Description


This course will provide an introduction to AAC for beginning communicators, specifically school-age

children, and an overview of the principles of evidence-based practice.


Course participants will learn about a range of AAC tools and techniques, language stages and starting points for intervention.

Course Agenda

Unit 1: Introduction to AAC

Unit 2: AAC Assessment 

Unit 3: AAC Intervention for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Unit 4: AAC for Beginning Communicators 

Unit 5: Language Development and Intervention 


Instructional Personnel: 

Financial Disclosure: Nerissa Hall, PhD,CCC-SLP, ATP is a co-founder of Communicare, LLC, and is paid to provide assessment, intervention, consultation and training services through the company. She is co-editor and contributing author for Tele-AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication through Telepractice and receives royalty payments from Plural Publishing, Inc. 

Nonfinancial Disclosure: Nerissa Hall is a member of ASHA's SIGs 12 and 18 and receives no compensation as a member of either special interest group. She is also a member of RESNA and receives no compensation as a member. 

Course Content: Financial and non financial disclosures not applicable. This course makes mention of a number of commercially available AAC/AT tools/systems; however, neither the presenter nor the company receive any financial compensation from those mentioned. 

Cancellation Policy: Commūnicāre, LLC reserves the right to cancel a class based on low registration. If a class is cancelled, participants will be notified and can either transfer their registration to another class or request a refund. 


Refund Policy: Refunds will not be issued if a participant is unable to attend a class. However, registration may be transferred to another class, if available.

Complaint Policy: If you are not satisfied with the course you purchased, or have questions, comments or concern, please contact our Professional Development Coordinator

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