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    AAC: When, Why and How?

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    Add to Calendar 09/08/2024 08:00 AM 09/08/2024 05:30 PM America/Chicago AAC: When, Why and How? Hotel: Home2Suites Gulf Breeze
    Phone: 850-203-6700
    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

Course Description

Have you ever avoided AAC because you didn't know where to begin? If so, this is the course for you! This introductory course will provide an overview of the AAC process: from identification to acquisition. Participants will learn the benefits and applications of AAC (why) as well as how to identify AAC candidates (when). You will learn how to perform a comprehensive AAC assessment (how) and the ins and outs of navigating AAC funding.


  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:

  • State the benefits and implications for use of AAC
  • Identify potential candidates for AAC
  • Identify and select appropriate assessment tools for AAC evaluation
  • Outline potential steps of the funding process and state resources to initiate AAC system acquisition
  • State a variety of skills to be monitored and recorded during the device trial period
  • Outline essential components of an AAC evaluation

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
Fact or Fiction? Foundational Principles of AAC
09:30 - 10:15
Candidate Identification
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
AAC Evaluation
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 02:00
Funding Process
02:00 - 02:15
02:15 - 03:00
Report Writing and Goal Writing

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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