Read All About It: Using Children’s Literature with Early AAC Communicators

August 12, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

This event is open to SLP/STAs.

This course is pending 1.5 CEUs by TSHA.

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Melissa Cooprider, MS, CCC-SLP

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr.

Dallas, TX 75212


Course Description:

Children’s literature can be highly motivating for all early communicators, including AAC users.  The use of children’s literature and storybooks during speech therapy sessions enhances vocabulary comprehension and use, while also facilitating participation and icon location awareness.  This presentation will discuss the importance of communicative intent, goals for early AAC users, and specific storybooks to use in therapy to target those goals.

About Our Speaker:

Melissa Cooprider, MS, CCC-SLP

Melissa Cooprider has 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist.  She has worked in outpatient clinics, early intervention, the public schools, and home health.  Her primary areas of focus include AT, Autism, and mentoring other SLPs.

Learner Objectives

  1. Participants will list 5 communicative intents important to address with early AAC users.
  2. Participants will describe 5 purposes for using children’s literature with early AAC users.
  3. Participants will state the procedure for writing measurable goals to address communicative intent with AAC users.
  4. Participants will list specific storybooks to target particular communicative intents and goals with early AAC users.

Time 10:30-12:00pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*


“Based on our CEU application method, TSHA requires all speech professionals miss no more than 10 minutes of class to receive full credit. Partial credit is not available for speech therapistsIf you are late to class at start or after break by more than 10 minutes, no credit can be granted, although you are still warmly welcome to attend.”

Thank You for your understanding of this externally mandated requirement.

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