Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Overview and Implementation

May 19, 2021

The presentation provides an overview on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and specific information regarding AAC types, AAC benefits, and strategies to support AAC implementation/use.

Target Audience

Nurse

Nurse Practitioner

Physician

Physician Assistant

Psychologist

Social Worker

Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, the learner will be able:

  1. To define Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
  2. To provide 3 different types/examples of (AAC), one type from each sub-set.
  3. To provide 3 AAC benefits.
  4. To provide 3 strategies to support AAC implementation and use.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/19/2021
Course expires: 
06/02/2021
Event starts: 
05/19/2021 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
05/19/2021 - 2:00pm
UPMC: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Alicia Rebstock, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Rehabilitation Unit

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits TM,  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is _0.5_ contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.  

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.50 Attendance
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