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Implementation Workshop

Conducting an AAC Assessment (Brooklyn Center, MN)


Individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) are all unique. They have individualized sensory, motor, cognitive, and language needs, as well as individual strengths. It can be difficult to adequately determine the needs and areas of strength when conducting an AAC evaluation. In most cases, standardized assessment tools are not appropriate for the AAC assessment. This presentation provides an overview to conducting an AAC evaluation. It highlights consistent aspects to help make the process more approachable, while still accommodating the uniqueness of the individuals being evaluated. 

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define feature matching within the AAC assessment.
  • Provide two external/environmental considerations that can improve access during AAC assessment. 
  • Provide two device modifications that can improve communication success during AAC assessment.
  • Identify two resources/strategies to prevent device abandonment.

Check-in begins at 9:30 am

Location: Brookdale Library

6125 Shingle Creek Parkway - Room C

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430


Contact: Dannel Friel 651-776-3731

Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.

Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.


This course will be offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Training type
Implementation Workshop

Dannel Friel
Dannel Friel, Northeastern MN Solutions Consultant at Tobii Dynavox. She started providing assistive technology support in 1988 at Gillette Children's Hospital and joined Tobii Dynavox in 1997. Dannel's passion is assisting with all things related to AAC including assessment, the funding process, implementation, training and in-services for those supporting children and adults with severe speech and language disabilities.

Free of charge

10:00 am - 12:45 pm CT

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
United States

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Conducting an AAC Assessment (Brooklyn Center, MN)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:00 am - 12:45 pm CT

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