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    Welcome to the AAC Learning Center Moodle!

    This site provides resources for learning about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and is a joint offering of the RERC on AAC and the AAC program at Penn State University.

    If you would like to participate in the learning  activities at this site, please register (we do not share this registration information with anyone). Click on  Access  to enroll in the course.

Available courses

Family-Centered Services: 5 Key Principles
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Five key principles (Dunst & Espe-Sherwindt, 2016) for  providing family-centered services with AAC users.

AAC for Children - An Introduction
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) supports communication for children who have difficulty with speech.

Alternative Access
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Alternative access provides methods and strategies to enable people with disabilities to access technology 

Developing AAC Systems for Children
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AAC systems should be based on the knowledge, skills, and interests of the individual child, and support participation in a wide variety of activities.

Family-Centered Skills: Active Listening for SLPs
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The use of family-centered skills, including active listening, result in positive relationships with family members and improved outcomes.

Funding for AAC for Children
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This course provides information on funding for AAC systems and services for school age children in the United States. 

Literacy Intervention for Learners with Complex Communication Needs
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The  ability to read and write has a powerful impact on everyone's educational and vocational opportunities, and our ability to communicate with others. 
Literacy and AAC: Letter-Sound Correspondences
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Literacy is key to education and participation for all individuals. This module focuses on teaching letter-sound correspondences
Resource Center: State Specific Information
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This module provides state specific information re assessment, intervention, and funding for AAC.

Supporting Patient-Provider Communication
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Effective patient-provider communication is critical for successful outcomes.

Special Project: CASC, Wisconsin

This module is designed for families and professionals who are making a referral to the AAC Partnership Program at Communication Aids and Systems Clinic at the Waisman Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Instructor Resources
Instructor Resources

This is an an area for course instructors  to view resources related to AAC Learning Center courses, and to participate in a forum on AAC instructional activities. If you are an instructor, please complete this survey (you will be taken to a Google Doc)  to request access to these materials.