AAC Training for Undergraduate and New-to-sector Speech Pathologists

New to the disability sector?

Want to develop your skills in AAC?

We can help.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a way of communicating that enhances or replaces speech. While many people with disability rely on the use of AAC systems, undergraduate speech pathologists receive limited training in AAC and may not have the skills or confidence to provide the most effective communication solutions for the people they work with.

Increase your knowledge and skills in AAC at our 5-week workshop series for undergraduate and new to sector speech pathologists.

Course content

Week 1: Saturday 30 January

  • Understand the significance and effect of communication ability on daily functioning
  • Define complex communication needs and AAC
  • Identify and describe key considerations for AAC
  • Introduction and general questions regarding the use of AAC

Week 2: Saturday 6 February

  • Identifying appropriate assessments for AAC
  • Demonstrate awareness of features of AAC systems including the opportunity to have hands-on experience with various AAC systems

Week 3: Saturday 13 February

  • Strategies and principles of AAC intervention
  • Understand the principles of intervention
  • Develop knowledge of prompting hierarchies

Week 4: Saturday 20 February

  • Examination of case studies
  • Goal setting for AAC

Week 5: Saturday 27 February

  • Understanding the NDIS and assistive technology processes
  • Interpreting AAC/assistive technology plans
  • Application writing


$400* for full 5 weeks

$250* for weeks 1-3 only

Option to add-on weeks 4 and 5 for $60* per session after completing weeks 1-3.

*Plus booking fee.

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Places are limited. Book by Friday 15 January 2021 to secure your place.

For more information about course content and training outcomes, contact Alison Milton on 0448 881 702 or email [email protected]