Partner Assisted Scanning – Introduction and Basic Implementation


Bethany Stanley, MS, CCC-SLP

About the Course

This course offers an in-depth look into the principles of Partner Assisted Scanning (PAS). Bethany Stanley shows how to introduce students with different communicative and cognitive skills to the use of PAS and how to best match the available access methods with the individual student. She explores functional ideas for using PAS in the classroom, focusing on ways to allow students with complex communication needs to more fully participate in the classroom framework. She also touches on scaffolding methods for increasing student independence in using PAS and for moving towards a scanning speech generating device. 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

Bethany Stanley is a certified speech-language pathologist with an extensive background in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In 2005, she received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and she currently works as a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Providence Children’s Development Institute.

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120 Minutes