Engaging and Reusable Lesson Plan Ideas for Teaching Language to AAC Users


Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

About the Course

Is it possible to teach vocabulary and language structures in a meaningful, engaging, and effective manner without investing a lot of money or spending inordinate amounts of preparation time? Lauren S. Enders addresses this question in the present course. After a quick review of useful resources for vocabulary target selection, she develops a set of simple and versatile lesson plans for teaching AAC that require only free or inexpensive materials and can be easily reworked as target words and language structures evolve. This course is a recording of a presentation given at the AAC Bootcamp conference organized by Adler’s Voice in February 2016.

About the Presenter

Lauren S. Enders is a speech-language pathologist currently serving as an Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Consultant for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She has a passion for using assistive technology, including all types of augmentative and alternative communication, to support students with complex communication needs, mobility impairments, cognitive impairments, and other disabilities. She enjoys learning and teaching others how assistive technology may be used to improve access to communication, literacy, and leisure for individuals with disabilities.

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70 Minutes