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Enhancing Communication for Individuals with Autism: Prompting and AAC

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Enhancing Communication for Individuals with Autism

Presented by Lauren Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist and Speech-Language Pathologist, Monarch Center for Autism

Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support, and VizZle

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This edWebinar explores how the consistent implementation of a defined prompt hierarchy affects the continuity of programming across disciplines and areas of instruction. The presenter reviews case studies and examine how this impacts users of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Viewers will:

  • Learn to identify students’ level of visual representation and implications for AAC
  • Define prompting levels, so members of intervention teams can use consistent teaching and prompting methods
  • Discuss verbal, gestural, visual and physical prompts related to instruction, organization, and expression for students with complex needs

This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to preK through high school teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, therapists, and aides.


Lauren WilliamsAbout the Presenter

Lauren Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, is the assistive technology specialist and a licensed speech-language pathologist at Monarch Center for Autism. Lauren has 11 years of experience working with students who present along the autism spectrum. She has experience with individual and group therapy services for both verbal and non-verbal students. As the assistive technology specialist, she is responsible for the completion of augmentative and alternative communication evaluations for students on the autism spectrum, and she collaborates with professionals across many disciplines to support the use of Vizzle, SMART Boards, speech-generating devices, and adaptive equipment to promote students’ growth and development.

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monarch center for autismMonarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.


star autismSTAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!


vizzle autismVizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.




Thursday, March 12, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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