Training Communication Partners of Adults who Rely on AAC
The program was originally aired as part of the “Partner Instruction in AAC: Strategies for Building Circles of Support” online conference (June 13-25, 2012).
AAC interventions often focus on the individual with communication needs, but frequently ignore those who interact with them. In this program, you'll learn evidenced-based training techniques and adult-learning principles to help you work effectively with communication partners. We'll also discuss shared communication space, which makes more meaningful interactions between communication partners and those who rely on AAC.
You will be able to:
- state the common difficulties that people who rely on AAC face when interacting with communication partners
- describe the skills needed to be an effective communication partner
- explain shared communication space and how it can lead to improved interactions between communication partners and people who rely on AAC
- describe the basic principles of adult learning and explain how age affects people's learning styles
View the Table of Contents [PDF]
11/29/2012 to 6/25/2013