LEND Webinars: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for Children with Autism

Part of the LEND Webinars series.
Jolene K Hyppa Martin, Joe E Reichle


A Webinar focusing on individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders who experience severe speech and language difficulties. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an area of specialty for speech and language pathologists that deals with identifying and implementing strategies to support the communication of people with such difficulties. This Webinar introduced how a wide range of interventionists can use AAC to support current and future communication needs of learners with autism, with a focus on aided AAC (e.g., communication boards, speech generating devices). The methods to help interventionists identify the most suitable AAC technologies are based on the learner's needs and strengths, and essential strategies to successfully implement AAC were also discussed.


February 14, 2013 
Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (MNLEND)


  • Community life
    • Assistive/adaptive technology
  • Specific life stage
    • Early childhood
    • Children
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Specific disability
    • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
    • Multiple disabilities