Schools Connect

Lab: Sustainable AAC in the Public School Setting (SC10)

Friday, July 20
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Room 310
CE: 0.1 ASHA CEUs/1.0 PDHs

This session is for the in-person event only and is not available with Connect On-Demand.

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

This lab session will build on the discussion of strategies for interprofessional collaboration when working with students who use AAC. In this working session, you will have the opportunity to create a concrete plan for working with other professionals in your workplace. Identify professional development needs, assessment protocols, and implementation ideas you can take back to your school and put into practice with your students who need or already use AAC.

Learning Objectives:

Nicole Dupre, MS, CCC-SLP

Assistive Technology Team Lead
Houston Independent School District

Nicole Dupre, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist serving as the Assistive Technology Team lead in the Houston Independent School District (ISD) Office of Special Education Services. In 2014, the Houston ISD Assistive Technology Team was the recipient of the McLean Yoder Award for Professional Excellence by the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities. In her role, Dupre has facilitated a program to increase instructional rigor for students with multiple impairments using interprofessional education and interprofessional practice. She is the coordinator for ASHA's Special Interest Group 12 for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and is serving on a committee to petition ASHA for specialty certification in the area of AAC. She has spoken at the local, state, and national levels about sustainability of AAC and assistive technology services in the public schools.

Financial Disclosures: Employee of Houston Independent School District; financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Coordinator of ASHA's SIG 12 (AAC)

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