UCF ECHO: AAC for Adults

UCF School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Project ECHO® is a guided practice model that exponentially increases the capacity of healthcare workers to incorporate best practices into their clinical work.

Using a hub-and-spoke model, subject matter experts conduct synchronous virtual learning sessions that include sharing critical knowledge, as well as community-based problem solving of real-world case studies.

DID YOU KNOW? In August of 2022, only 6% of Florida speech-language pathologists that treat adults on the ASHA ProFind tool list themselves as having expertise in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)?

Using the Project ECHO model, this project is seeking to expand the community of providers that will support adults who require AAC for some or all of their communication. There is no fee to participate and ASHA CEU’s are provided to speech-language pathologists at no cost. This project has been generously funded by the WITH Foundation.

UCF ECHO: AAC for Adults Series

A FREE professional development series, hosted by the AAC Collaborative at UCF and funded by the WITH Foundation, to address accessible healthcare delivery for adults with developmental disabilities.

Introductory level, 2.1 total ASHA CEUs.

Sessions are conducted on Zoom.
Each session includes a case study.
After the session, you'll receive professional development opportunities, CEU information, and details of the case study.
CEU documentation is submitted at the end of the series.
Access granted to past session materials and recordings.
DATESESSION TITLE 
8/17/2022Introduction to the Communication Matrix Assessment Tool, Shared Science, and Community of PracticeRegister Now
8/24/2022Ease of Access for Augmentative and Alternative CommunicationRegister Now
8/31/2022Support Considerations for AAC Users with Complex Vision NeedsRegister Now
9/7/2022Navigating Alternate Access Options for AAC DevicesRegister Now
9/14/2022Navigating the Waters of Education and EmploymentRegister Now
9/21/2022What, Why and How of Disaster Preparedness: You and Your AAC UsersRegister Now
9/28/20225 Ps of AAC AssessmentRegister Now
10/12/2022What Do I Want to Do? Involving Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Service Plan Decision MakingRegister Now
10/19/2022The End Goal of AACRegister Now
10/26/2022Intervention Strategies to Support AACRegister Now
11/2/2022Building Partner Support for AACRegister Now
11/9/2022Cultural Considerations and AACRegister Now
11/16/2022Building a Culture of Communication in Acute Care SettingsRegister Now
11/30/2022Brain-Computer Interface as an AAC Access Method for Adults with Severe Speech and Physical ImpairmentsRegister Now

DID YOU KNOW?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified insufficient access to trained professionals as leading to inappropriate technology, leading to the risk for abandonment of AT, and possibly harm to the user (WHO, 2018).

Still have questions?

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Carolyn Buchanan, MA, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS

Assistive Technology Professional, Associate Instructor, FAAST Regional Coordinator
Communication Disorders Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders, FAAST Assistive Technology Center
Phone: 407-823-4876

Physical Address:
3280 Progress Drive, Suite 250
Orlando, FL 32826-2215
Phone: 407-882-0468
Email: [email protected]

UCF ECHO: AAC for Adults Series

A FREE professional development series, hosted by the AAC Collaborative at UCF and funded by the WITH Foundation, to address accessible healthcare delivery for adults with developmental disabilities.

Introductory level, 2.1 total ASHA CEUs.

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