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Self-Study: Telehealth and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Telehealth for individuals using AAC

  • 01 Apr 2023
  • 30 Apr 2023
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 298



Self-Study Telehealth and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Telehealth for Individuals using AAC

Available April 1-30, 2023

Telehealth and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Telehealth for individuals using AAC (also known as tele-AAC) is an effective way of providing a range of services directly and indirectly to individuals and their communication partners. This course offers an overview of tele-AAC, and distinguishes it from the field of telepractice/telehealth, at large. The course details how services occurring in real time (synchronous services) and over time (asynchronous services) both can serve to support individuals with very varied learning, cognitive, communication and physical access profiles, as well as other critical stakeholders.

Nerissa Hall, SLP, AAC, Specialist & Assistive Technology Practitioner
Co-Owner, Commūnicāre, LLC

Nerissa Hall, managing partner of Commūnicāre, LLC, specializes in AAC, AT and Tele-AAC. She and her team provide assessment, intervention, consultation and professional development services locally, nationally and internationally. The Commūnicāre team works predominantly in school-based settings through on-site and tele-AAC service delivery methods.

Financial Disclosure: Nerissa receives consulting fees and has intellectual property rights as managing partner of Communicare, LLC. She is receiving an honorarium for her presentation.

Non-financial Disclosure: She is a member of ASHA and is a member of the Special Interest group 12 (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and Special Interest group 18 (Telepractice). She is a member of RESNA.


  • 5 minutes: Introduction and Disclosures
  • 25 minutes: AAC fundamentals (including language advancement) and stakeholder involvement
  • 30 minutes: Overview of tele-AAC
  • 20 minutes: Tele-AAC as a continuum of service delivery
  • 30 minutes: Case examples
  • 10 minutes: Q+A (or a summary of tele-AAC if not live)

Learning Objectives:

1. Detail how tele-AAC differs from tele-practice in general;
2. Describe tele-AAC as a continuum of service delivery for individuals using AAC; and
3. List at least three different ways customized asynchronous tele-AAC can improve outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs.

ASHA requires participation in the CEU Registry to receive CEUs. If you are
not part of ASHA’s CEU Registry, the Certificate of Completion will
serve as documentation for ASHA CMHs.

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

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