Web-based Supports in AAC

Web-based Supports for Pre-Service and In-Service Education in AAC – October 3, 2017

Part of the USSAAC Webinar Series

Presenter:  David B. McNaughton, Ph.D.

Moderated by:  Amy Goldman, Speech-Language Pathologist

USSAAC Education Committee:  Sarah Blackstone, Betsy Caporale, Gretchen Cole-Lade, Amy Goldman, Amanda Hettenhausen, Mike Hipple, Richard Hurtig, Stephanie Meehan, Wendy Quach, and Lisa Timm

This session provides an update on the training and dissemination activities of the RERC on AAC.  It describes currently available materials, as well as the development of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), which will provide free online modules on AAC. The presentation includes a review of work to date, as well as an opportunity for participants to influence future development activities.

Dr. David McNaughton teaches classes on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), assistive technology, and professional communication skills at Penn State University. His current research interests include the development of vocational opportunities for individuals with severe disabilities, and literacy instruction for children with complex communication needs (CCN). He is the co-director of dissemination and training activities for the RERC on AAC (https://rerc-aac.psu.edu/)

Participants learned,

  • The topics and formats for web-based learning materials currently provided by the RERC on AAC
  • The topics and formats for web-based learning materials currently under development by the RERC on AAC
  • How to contribute to the development of new web-based materials in the future


  • Administrative fees for ASHA CEUs are included in your USSAAC membership. For non-members, the cost is $25.
  • ASHA CEUs are only available for those attending the live webinar.
  • For details, please visit the USSAAC website.



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