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Friday, February 14, 2014

Assessment that Drives AAC System Development (Live Chat at

These events are live online chats with a panel of experts using a live-event publishing platform,CoverItLive. Participants type questions in a chat box and the panelists type responses to the questions that will be published in real time. You can view the replays of past online chats below to get a sense for how a live online chat functions. There is no audio for these events.

Assessment that Drives AAC System Development

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. ET (5:00-7:00 PT)

Hosted by Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

This live chat event covers assessment issues, strategies, and tools to guide selection for and development of a person’s AAC system. These experts will answer the question: How do you assess someone for an AAC system?
  • Mary Ann Abbott, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, ATP, Speech-Language Pathologist, AT/AAC Consultant, Ontario Montclair School District; Adjunct Faculty, Communication Disorders Program, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Celeste Helling, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP, Speech-Language Pathologist, North Carolina Assistive Technology Program, Charlotte, NC
  • Angela Standridge, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP, Education Specialist, Special Education Services, Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston, TX
This free event is open to all ASHA members (must be an ASHA member to participate; it is NOT offered for CEU credits).
Details on where to go to participate TBA! (I will re-post closer to the 3/11/14 date of the chat)

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