AAC Connect Empower Hour: Part 3 [Recorded]

· March 5, 2024

Course Number: ABIO2419

When: Available April 1, 2024 – April 1, 2029

Where: Course information available under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.

Description: In this course, we discuss creating neurodiversity-affirming sessions through different therapy practices, parent carryover, and how to incorporate AAC into a student’s life outside of the therapy space. We will also explore new trends and technology to use with AAC users, by examining AI, new device features, apps, and more.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional who is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs
  • A professional who works with pediatric clients that have limited natural speech
  • A professional who works with pediatric clients that use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems or may be good candidates for AAC
  • A speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works in a school-based setting
  • A professional who wants to learn about trauma-informed care and how to identify implement it into therapy

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional who is not familiar with the term AAC
  • Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients or plan to in the near future
  • Professionals that solely provide one on one therapy in a medical setting as this course is focused on AAC implementation in a school-based setting


Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP (she/her)

Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in South Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU-accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.

Kim Tice, M.S, CCC-SLP (she/her)

Kim provides intervention in language, learning, literacy, and feeding to people with autism spectrum disorder as a speech-language pathologist and certified special educator. She is also my co-author in the “Lou Knows What to Do” book series.

Kim loves helping anyone find their voice and her love of words led her to write more. Now she helps businesses clearly define their brand voice through content and strategy and is passionate in finding creative content solutions for ads, social media, websites, SEO, and more. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures with her children, running marathons, and taking long walks down the aisles of the Boynton Beach Target.

Disclosure Statements

Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.

Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Kim Tice has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Kim Tice has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: She is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 1, Language Learning and Education; and 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Identify 3 ways to support a neurodiversity-affirming therapy session
  • Describe 3 ways you can coach parents to carryover AAC into a student’s home life
  • Identify 3 new trends or technologies in AAC
  • Describe 3 ways to use new technology with AAC users


5 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
5 minDescription of what makes a session neurodiversity-affirming
10 minDiscussion of coaching parents for home carryover
10 minDiscussion of new trends and technologies in AAC
10 minDiscussion of ways to use new tech with AAC users
10 minQuestion and Answer Session & Breakout Rooms
5 minHelpful resources
5 minReferences & closing remarks

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Requirements
  • Course Certificate