AAC for Parents

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration open through 10/25/2022 1:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

This workshop will introduce learners to the categories of AAC and provide examples of items within these categories. The definitions pertaining to AAC will be discussed and participants will learn which students will benefit from AAC supports. Access to communication devices will be discussed and participants will gain exposure to associated research.

1. Participants will identify the features of low, mid and high tech AAC devices and supports.
2. Participants will identify three alternate access methods to vocabulary on AAC systems.
3. Participants will define vocabulary specific to AAC and its use.

Continuing Education



Heather Miller is a Speech Language Pathologist and an AAC specialist.  After receiving a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa, Heather received her her M.S. in Communication Disorders from St. Xavier University. Currently she is the Assistive Technology Lead for Collaborations and Trainings at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago-Infinitec where she collaborates and consults with district AT teams to help assist in the integration of augmentative and alternative communication into the classroom environment. She also provides training in a variety of topics related to assistive technology and AAC. Heather has presented at Closing the Gap and co-authored a series of videos about parent-child interaction.  Her previous experiences include working as a Speech Language Pathologist at the Technology and Language Center, providing therapy for individuals using AAC, working as an SLP at Northern Suburban Special Education District's Education and Life Skills program, and participating in an internship at the Alan J. Brown Center for Augmentative Communication and Environmental Control at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. 


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