October 1, 8, 15 2021

Virtual AAC & Language Seminar Series

*ALTERNATIVE FORMAT: The three days of this seminar will occur over the course of three weeks, taking place on the Friday of each week (October 1, October 8, October 15). The guest speaker will present on the third Friday.*

This virtual seminar will cover a range of topics over the course of 3 days using a variety of formats including lecture, breakout activity sessions, and hands-on follow along instruction with devices/software. Each day includes a lunch break and several short duration breaks. Registered participants will receive a detailed agenda.


Registration Fee: $224.00


DAY 1 – (October 1, 10AM – 5:30PM EST)
Core Vocabulary
Language Acquisition
Communication Partner Training
UNITY® Language System – Hands-on Time

DAY 2 – (October 8, 10AM – 5:30PM EST)
Recognition Memory and Motor Automaticity
Language Development in the Classroom
Bloom’s Taxonomy
Conversation with Chris Klein (individual who uses a UNITY® system)
PASS Software Training
Natural Polysemy

DAY 3 – (October 15, 10AM – 5:30PM EST)
Guest Speaker Presentation (Details Below)

AAC & Language Seminar Team


Guest Speaker Presentation:

Sustainable AAC Intervention and Supports for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Gail Van Tatenhove, P.A., M.S., CCC-SLP

Many adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are not getting appropriate AAC intervention or supports. Many used some type of AAC when in school but are now living in the adult world with no reliable means of communication. In this presentation, Gail will be addressing three major topics: (1) 10 key issues that impact AAC system use with adults with IDD; (2) communication intervention the promotes a positive quality of life; and (3) training strategies for building sustainability in the support and use of AAC systems. Small group activities will allow all participants to discuss how the information in this presentation can be applied in their work. Small group projects, as time allows, will also be completed, and shared with all participants.