Using AAC for Communication and Learning


Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC, is a term that’s used to describe various methods of communication that can help people who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate. AAC methods vary and must be personalized to meet each individual’s needs. AAC gives our students with communication difficulties a voice, allowing them to be active participants within academic and social environments. In this course, common AAC devices and applications will be discussed, including TOUCHChat, Proloquo2Go, NOVAChat and LAMP Words for Life. Participants will develop an understanding of Core and Fringe vocabulary and learn strategies to use within the school setting. In addition, Partner Augmented Input (PAI) will be outlined. At the conclusion of this course, participants will develop a plan to utilize their students’ AAC devices daily classroom and therapeutic practices.  This course is applicable to all educators, guidance counselors/social workers/psychologists, administrators, and any related service providers of all subjects, grades K-12.

45 hours / 3 credits inservice and graduate credits.

Please note: If taking this course for MNU graduate credit, there is a TWO step registration process.

Step 1) Register with OSA by purchasing your Graduate Credit course below.

Step 2) Register with MNU:

OSA will email you a registration link within 3 days. Click the link and complete your MNU registration. The seperate fee to MNU will be $270.

$240 (OSA) + $270 (MNU)= $510 per graduate course with MNU.


Alessandra Barragato


(3 Credits / 45 hours)


Type of Credit

Inservice Credits, Graduate Credits

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