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AAC & Heritage languages

October 20, 2021 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

About the Presenter:
Janet Callahan, parent and Mechanical engineer with nearly 10 years supporting an AAC user. Novice homeschool teacher and Lakota language learner.
Seminar Description:
A discussion on Indigenous languages, bilingual AAC, and “heritage languages.” Moderated by:  Betsy Caporale
Participants Will:
1. Become familiar with heritage and indigenous languages. 2. Learn about the needs of low-resource and under-represented language learners. 3. Identify challenges to using AAC in the language of Lakota.
Time Ordered Agenda:
5 minutes: Introduction of speaker, USSAAC, and topic 10 minutes: Background on heritage and indigenous languages 5 minutes: Discussion of bilingual AAC use 10 minutes: Our AAC experiences 15 minutes: Challenges to our AAC use in Lakota 5 minutes: Current status 5 minutes: Q and A American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs in speech-language pathology and audiology are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider, USSAAC. CEU Participant Forms are available onsite at Registration. ASHA CEUs are provided to full registrations. This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
ASHA Disclosures:
• Presenter has no financial or non-financial disclosures to report. • Moderator has no financial or non-financial disclosures to report.

To register for this Webinar please go to the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8svZppx9RV-S7ad4rs99bA

PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 100 attendees to log into the webinar will be guaranteed spots.

USSAAC EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Stephanie Meehan, Richard Hurtig, Betsy Caporale, Mary Anne Lang, Gretchen Cole-Lade

about USSAAC
The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) is the national chapter of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). As the United States’ only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the entire AAC community, USSAAC provides an invaluable role, working to ensure that individuals who could benefit from AAC have access to the technology and services they need. Benefits of membership include, but are not limited to:
  • Free access to USSAAC webinar series with ASHA CEUs and USSAAC Twitter chats
  • Advocacy for maintaining & expanding access to AAC systems and services
  • Discount to 2018 ISAAAC Conference – Australia
  • SpeakUp publication/Blog
  • Information updates on USSAAC website & social platforms
  • Membership in ISAAC with their additional benefits
  FOLLOW US:  @USSAAC / #USSAAChat CONTACT US:  membership@ussaac.org JOIN US:  ussaac.org/membership


October 20, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8svZppx9RV-S7ad4rs99bA

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