An Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Parents


Claire Cereghino (Powell), MS, CCC-SLP

About the Course

This three-part course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Claire Cereghino describes different forms of AAC, explains who can benefit from using AAC, discusses common AAC myths, and outlines some best practices for the implementation of AAC in therapy sessions and in the family context.

About the Presenter

Claire Cereghino is a practicing speech-language pathologist whose focus and passion is working with children with complex communication needs. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders followed by her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Since her graduation, she has worked in school settings, private practice, and hospitals. She lives in Bend, Oregon, and serves as a member of the Grant Review Commitee of Adler’s Voice.

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50 Minutes



An updated version of the materials used in this course can be downloaded here.