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Diagnostic Center Trainings

90 minute On Demand Webinar
Heather DeFelice, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist // Diagnostic Center South, California Department of Education
What is it about?
As more school-based professionals are becoming comfortable and competent in the area of AAC, districts can rely less on using private vendors. However, this requires a whole team approach that includes school district administrators. In order for school-based professionals to conduct valid AAC assessments and provide quality intervention, it is crucial that they have the support of their administration to assist in problem solving, facilitate training, create inclusive environments, and foster collaboration. This training defines AAC, reviews best practice for assessment and intervention, discusses barriers to quality AAC service in the schools, and provides ideas for breaking down those barriers so administrators can better support their teams.
Intended Audience:
School district administrators
Outcomes - Participants will:
  • Understand the importance of a team approach.
  • Describe components of an AAC assessment and recognize strong AAC assessment reports.
  • Understand the role of development.
  • Identify best practices for AAC intervention.
  • Implement systemic changes to better support their service providers and students.
  • Consider funding options for device acquisition.
The training handout can be downloaded here (Click “Download File” on the page) Please save the file to your device to view the materials during the webinar.
Please email Heidi Goble at [email protected] to request a certificate. Participants must attend the webinar in full to receive a certificate. Please make sure you fill out the evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of attendance. You will be given a link and a QR code to the evaluation form during the webinar.
Join the Webinar
Click here to join the Webinar (Register using your school email, and enter the passcode below)
Passcode: Dcs20-21tr