Supporting Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Language Skill Development at Home

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2020-21 Professional Development Webinars

Supporting Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Language Skill Development at Home

Speaker: Jennifer Seale, PhD., CCC-SLP

Session Description
In this webinar, Dr. Jennifer Seale addresses the ways in which individuals can support and promote the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in their daily routines. Participants will take away the perspective that AAC doesn’t have to be extra, it just has to be something that is enough. Dr. Seale discusses the importance of routine and emphasizes the value of and makes the distinction between:

  • Work learning and Play learning
  • Computer-based learning and “Technology-free” learning

[Earn 2 Contact Hours upon completion.]

Speaker Bio

Jennifer M. Seale is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Her academic, research and clinical interests are focused on AAC science and practice. Dr. Seale has expertise providing AAC services to a diverse population, including individuals with Autism. Her research aims to inform AAC public policy, service delivery and product design using human computer interaction, interaction analysis and mixed methodologies. She has presented her work in regional, national and international venues. In addition to these interests, Dr. Seale is devoted to activism and public education about important social and systemic issues unique to the AAC community. Currently, she serves as an expert consultant for the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) advocacy committee.

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