Earn 1 Hour of Continued Education

How to Support AAC with a Team Approach

This course explains the importance of assigning roles and creating an AAC support team for each child. It describes ways to implement roles and support tasks while establishing a plan to follow through with AAC goals. 1 clock hour of continuing education credit (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
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This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. TSHA continuing education (CE) hours can be used toward renewal of your Texas SLP license (and most other states too) and for professional development hour(s) for the maintenance of your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Simply save your certificate of completion, these CE courses are not ASHA CEUs and will not be sent to the optional ASHA CEU registry. CLICK HERE to learn more about ASHA CUEs vs PDHs.

  Learner Objectives:

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:
1. Learner will be able to identify AAC support tasks that can be established for the AAC team members.
2. Learner will be able to explain how to implement an AAC plan with other members of their AAC team.
3. Learner will be able to describe a strategy for getting team members on board with supporting AAC.


5 min: Introduction, bio, disclosures, learner objectives
10 min: Why assigning roles to an AAC team is helpful
15 min: AAC roles when creating a team approach
15 min: AAC implementation Plan
10min: AAC skills building and team building strategies
5 min: summary, closing


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. Pep Talk Podcast, its host, and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during episodes unless otherwise stated. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Michelle Andrews M.S. CCC-SLP

Founder and Managing Director of Pep Talk LLC
Michelle has been a speech-language pathologist since 2014. She has worked in the schools, private clinics, and home health. She started creating speech therapy materials for SLPs years ago and founded Pep Talk LLC. She discovered her passion for education and developed this continuing education podcast for SLPs everywhere. She desires to help SLPs feel confident and to produce the best treatment by increasing knowledge and skills.

Shannon Archer M.S. CCC-SLP

Guest Speaker
Shannon has been an SLP for over 14 years. Before becoming an SLP she worked in family support services supporting children and families. She worked in Frisco, TX for 7 years in the school system as well as private practice. She moved to San Diego, in 2015 and worked for a small school district. She slowly rebuild her private practice where she specialized in CAS and AAC. For the last 4 years she has been the AT/AAC specialist for her district. She recently opened up The Talk Back Team for AAC for the first training cohort. She has 2 adult children and a labradoodle with is part of her therapy dog team. 


Michelle Andrews’ financial disclosers: She has a Teachers pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Teach with Medley store under Pep Talk LLC. She is also the founder and manager of Pep Talk and the Pep Talk Podcast. Teach with Medley Educational Games is a sponsor of this podcast.
Michelle Andrews’ non-financial disclosures: She has a stock participation plan with Teach with Medley Educational Games.
Shannon Archer’s financial disclosers include: Shannon has a Teachers pay teachers and boom learning store called, AgiftofSpeech, where she sells materials related to treating speech and language disorders. Shannon has an AAC course The Talk Back Team for AAC
Shannon Archer’s non-financial disclosers include: No relevant non financial disclosers

References & Resources

Here is the AAC Roles Chart that Shannon created: AAC-Team-Member-Responsibility-Chart-the-Talk-Back-Team

Here is the sample AAC implementation plan: A Gift of Speech Sample AAC Implementation Plan

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I will definitely be using this information starting tomorrow in therapy sessions. There is more to learn, but it definitely opened my eyes to why certain kids I have or have had were not progressing like their other peers.
— Hailey P.
I love this podcast! What a fun way to earn continuing education. I have learned new skills that I will be using going forward.
— Emily W.
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— Hannah E.
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