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    Add to Calendar 09/07/2024 08:00 AM 09/07/2024 05:30 PM America/Chicago How do we AAC? Tips and Tricks for Effective Implementation Hotel: Home2Suites Gulf Breeze
    Phone: 850-916-8886
    CIAO Studios CIAO Seminars, Inc mail@ciaoseminars.com false MM/DD/YYYY

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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst
    • Athletic Trainer

Course Description

It's out of the box, what's next? AAC is a tool in our toolbox, but without effective implementation, it is like a hammer without a nail. This introductory course will go beyond opening the box and into strategies for effective treatment planning and implementation. We will learn prominent treatment approaches, scaffolding techniques and review resources for goal writing and selection. Participants will acquire clinical decision making skills to circumvent potential barriers within AAC.


  1. Attend as part of the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. Attend via LIVE STREAM from anywhere around the world. Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer.


  • This live event is streamed in real time. 
  • Course agenda is in Central time, please adjust for your time zone
  • Registrants who attend the live broadcast will be able to interact with instructor.
  • All registrants will have access to the broadcast recording for 14 days.
  • A group may view the course together, however each attendee must be individually registered in order to receive CE credit.


  • Attend/view entire course
  • Pass multiple choice quiz (80% min score)
  • Complete online course evaluation


  • SLPs - this course is registered with ASHA as Blended Learning. ASHA CEUs may be earned by attending live, viewing the recording, or a combination of both.
  • OTs - Participants who need live hours for state license renewal must attend in real time yet, will still have access to the recording for 14 days.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline at least 2 prominent treatment approaches to the Implementation of AAC
  • Identify common barriers to treatment and state possible resolutions
  • State scaffolding techniques utilized with AAC
  • Outline resources and strategies to support effective caregiver/care team engagment
  • Identify resources to support goal selection, writing and implemenation
  • Produce at least 2 functional activities based on practical tips and strategies reviewed

Megan Shull


Megan Shull is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist who has served clients with speech, language, cognitive and feeding impairments for the last sixteen years. Specializing in Augmentative Communication and Complex Communication Needs, Megan developed a passion to increase functional independence and quality of life for the patients she serves. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University where she graduated as a part of the Honors College. In 2007, Megan earned a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas receiving specialized training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). In February of 2014, Megan founded Building Bridges through Communication specializing in AAC and therapy for clients transitioning from pediatric to adult care. She currently has a multidisciplinary team of therapists covering 5 counties across North Texas and an outpatient clinic in Frisco, TX. Megan is Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and maintains her Clinical Certificate of Competence through ASHA.

Financial Disclosure: Megan Shull receives an honorarium for her live course presentations and royalties for the sale of her online courses through CIAO Seminars.
Non-Financial Disclosure: None

Day 1

08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 09:30
Review of Treatment Approaches in AAC
09:30 - 10:30
Goal Writing and Treatment Planning
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 12:00
Problems & Solutions: Common Barriers in AAC
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 01:30
Scaffolding and Adapting Activities
01:30 - 02:00
Care Team Management & Generalization
01:45 - 02:00
02:00 - 03:00
Review of Available Resources

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL. Included with each Live Stream registration is access to the course recording for the 14 days immediately following the broadcast.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6 Hours
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.6 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • ASHA CE Provider Approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
  • As an IACET Accredited Provider, CIAO offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard
  • CIAO is authorized by IACET to offer 6 CEUs for this program

Introductory Level

CIAO is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). CIAO complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, CIAO is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.


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