[TechKnowledgy 2015-16] Aided Language Stimulation: An Essential Strategy for Teaching Language to AAC Users of Any Age


TechKnowledgy Conference


(Recorded Webinar from 2/23/2016 presentation by Lauren Enders)

This presentation will begin with a brief review of core language principles for vocabulary selection and language teaching.    Participants will then learn how typical language learners acquire language and why the technique of aided language stimulation/aided language input is an essential component of any successful AAC implementation plan, regardless of a student’s age or language level. Sample activities for various age ranges will be described and demonstrated. 

Learning Outcomes: The participant will be able to:

  • Define the technique of aided language stimulation and how it can be used to teach language to students who use AAC
  • Explain why using aided language stimulation when teaching language to those with complex communication needs is considered best practice
  • Explain why use of no tech language representation methods (i.e., manual boards) is an essential component in aided language stimulation, even with those who have high tech systems. 


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