Saturday, April 30
03:30 pm – 05:00 pm

Session 46

LaConda Walker, MA; Jeremy Legaspi, MS, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Introductory   –   Joshua Tree II

Creating evidence based goals with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users can often be time consuming, confusing, and difficult. Data collection methods exist on AAC systems but often time this data isn’t collected and used to guide therapy plans. Realize Language is a new online service that gives parents and professionals powerful ways to monitor, measure, and maximize a child’s use of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) speech device. This course will discuss language development and how to use data collection from AAC device with Realize Language to help guide intervention and develop evidence based goals.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to identify and describe Brown’s five stages and how they relate to the process of goal writing, identify and describe three evidence based instruments to use when conducting a language sample with an AAC user and identify five ways in which Realize Language assists in guiding intervention