[TechKnowledgy 2016-17] Archived Webinar: "Say what you wanna say"


TechKnowledgy Conference


Presented by: Linda Oggel & Mona Pruett

When voice output devices are initially introduced, the selection of vocabulary is essential. Limited “real estate” on low-tech communication devices (4, 8, 12 cells) makes vocabulary choice a fundamental and critical goal. Vocabulary selections on dynamic AAC devices are often overwhelming to AAC users and teachers and this session offers strategies to make that task easier. This session reviews the importance of vocabulary selection and how to choose the most meaningful core vocabulary. In addition, resources and strategies are shared to make language experiences meaningful and fun.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to identify core vocabulary words.
  2. Participants will be able to select vocabulary for beginning AAC users.
  3. Participants will be able to identify effective strategies for teaching core vocabulary.
  4. Participants will understand how to use aided language.


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