Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Allies: Strategies for Effective Communication Partnerships-Foundational Knowledge: Language Development & AAC (Part 2)

The purpose of this training is to educate and train caregivers, professionals, and students who work with individuals who use a speech generating device (SGD) to augment their communication.

Professionals will increase their understanding of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) principles, communication partner strategies, the levels of AAC communicators, how to adapt activities for an individual’s communication needs, and other related topics.

Specifically, this section will address:

  1. Communication Competencies
  2. Levels of Communicator
  3. Language Development: Analytic Language Processor
  4. Language Development: Gestalt Language Processor

Target Audience

This training is designed for professionals with backgrounds in speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, education, special education, and behavioral therapy, as well as caregivers and community members who are interested in learning more about AAC.

Learning Objectives

Foundational Knowledge

o Differentiate the 3 levels of communicators

o Differentiate an Analytic Language Processor vs a Gestalt Language Processor

Additional Information

Course Contact: 
For any questions or concerns, please contact Caroline Woeber, MA, CCC-SLP at
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO 80221
United States

This course is a part of a 10-activity, compilation of courses that will total 1.35 ASHA contact hours. No individual credits will be awarded

A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Attendance


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Required Hardware/software

You will need access to the internet, speakers or a headset to participate in this course.