AAC, Paid,

Show & Tell: How to Provide Awesome Tele-AAC Therapy

· September 13, 2021

Course Number: ABIO2119

When: October 23, 2021 at 2 pm EST

Where: Zoom link will be available in the materials section after registration and sent via email by 8/21/21 at 8 pm EST.

Description: This session discussed using a cueing hierarchy and visual supports for clients who use AAC. This session explored descriptive teaching and other techniques to use with your clients, as well as, the most helpful resources to help SLPs feel prepared.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • Any speech-language pathologist (SLP) who wants to learn more about digital AAC resources.
  • A professional who works with pediatric clients.
  • Any professional who works with AAC users.

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional who is not familiar with the terms AAC or modeling.
  • Any professional who solely provides in-person services.
  • Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients or plans to in the near future.


Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP

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.

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.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:

  • Describe cueing hierarchy and reinforcer assessments
  • Identify 3 types of visual supports
  • Explain 2 ways to support language and literacy with AAC
  • Identify 3 ways music can be a useful tool
  • Define the 80/20 rule


10 min Introductions and Backgrounds
14 min Discussion of cueing hierarchy & reinforcer assessments
4 min Description of different visual supports for AAC users
5 min Discussion of Descriptive Teaching & Aided Language Stimulation
8 min Discussion of the use of music when implementing AAC
4 min Definition & description of the 80/20 rule
15 min Discussion of resources to help your students

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Course Includes

  • Course Certificate