Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fantastic AAC Presentation and Handouts

Ashley in action during her CFY
I am a proud mentor!  A few years ago, a young graduate clinician was with me for a semester.  She was an awesome student, so awesome that our school system hired her to be on our AT team.  So then I became her CFY supervisor (and learned quite a bit from her).  She has always been creative, hard-working, and passionate about the students she works with.  She amazed me then, and continues to inspire me!

Now Ashley has progressed in her career, has fine-tuned her already superior clinical skills, and is a mentor herself.  She recently presented at the North Carolina Augmentative Communication Association Conference on "Building Classroom Communities to Support AAC Users".

 She wrote in her blog: "I had the distinct pleasure of presenting at the 2015 NCACA Conference in Winston-Salem NC (my first time ever!). It was an honor to be a part of a conference with people that I truly look up to and see the great work they are doing all over the state.
During my presentation, I outlined the training process I have been using in my district this year. Basically, I am working to help classroom teachers build a foundation to support AAC users in the classroom. This is not where I’m going to end up, but it’s a start."

Here are a couple of screenshots of her handout.  If you would like to see the entire presentation handout with links, pictures, and commentary, go to Everyday AAC.
  She also includes some nice forms to use when developing training plans, and detailed explanations on how to fill them out.  If you have any questions, I'm sure she would be happy to answer them.  She is such an asset to our school system and to the students, and I'm so excited that she is reaching beyond the school here to help even more people develop clinical skills in working with students who use AAC. 

Head on over to Everyday AAC and check it out! 


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