In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month and to honor the communication of all our learners, the Speech/Language Pathologists (SLPs) held a parent/caregiver night for elementary families on the topic of augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) on Wednesday, May 25. Many of our students use multiple modalities when communicating, whether it be gestures, signs, vocalizations, picture exchange systems, switch systems, and speech-generating devices. The SLPs hosted an event for families to learn more about AAC, explore opportunities to use AAC, and provide ideas on how to model AAC at home.
A huge thank you to our amazing presenters, Maddie Laken, Maddie Benz, Jo Hallmark, Katie Prestegard, and Diana Sherman. We are also grateful for Ann Bay, Kaylin Boehms, and Evelyn Werking who supported at the event. We are also incredibly thankful for the support of Key Club volunteers and our amazing assistants, Sheryl Danielson, Tiffany Frinzi, Jeannie Gagliano, Lindsay Strzyzewski, and Jennifer Sabinash who engaged with our learners and provided child care while families attended the event!