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Transitioning from School to Adult Life in the Context of AAC: One SLP’s Perspective

May 22 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm


The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is an important life passage for everyone. This webinar will
examine policy, supports and systems in place for individuals who use augmentative and alternative
communication (AAC) when they are in school. Likewise, policy, systems and supports available to young adults
who use AAC after leaving the school system will be examined. Many adults who use AAC have successfully
navigated their transition from adolescence – proof can be found in the increasing presence of augmented speaker
voices across all domains of the AAC field and beyond. Still, it is widely known that this transition from
adolescence to adulthood can be challenging for many, for a variety of reasons. Considerations, strategies, and
approaches specific to supporting successful transitions to young adulthood in the context of AAC will be


Jennifer Seale is a speech-language pathologist and is the current director of the Waisman Center AAC program,
where she engages in AAC research, clinical practice, education, outreach, training, and technical assistance.
Seale is dedicated to clinical research that translates to practice and is informed by lived experience. She uses
mixed-methodological approaches to examine experiences of all AAC stakeholders to gain a deeper understanding
of variously situated augmented interactions. Seale has been practicing AAC and engaged in research for over
fifteen years. She is also an active member of USSAAC’s advocacy committee.


PLEASE NOTE: Only the first 150 attendees to log into
the webinar will be guaranteed spots.

SLPs who are USSAAC/ISAAC members may have their participation in this webinar reported for ASHA CEUs at no charge. Non-members must pay a $25 reporting fee.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area)


  1. Describe at least 3 different points of transition.
  2. Identify factors influencing transition in the context of AAC.
  3. Understand considerations for transitioning with AAC.
  4. Identify at least four resources, strategies and/or supports for transition planning.


  • 5 minutes: Introduction of Speakers, USSAAC and topic
  • 5 minutes: Various types of transitions
  • 20 minutes: Transition: What we have learned, are learning
  • 15 minutes: Planning for transitions
  • 10 minutes: Resources
  • 5 minutes: Q & 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. ASHA CEUs are provided to full registrations. This program is offered for
.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

ASHA Disclosures:

  • Speaker
    • Financial:
      • Jennifer Seale has not financial disclosures to report
    • Non-financial:
      • Jennifer Seale has no nonfinancial disclosures to report
  • Moderator
    • Financial:
      • Amy Goldman has no financial disclosures to report
    • Non-financial
      • Amy Goldman is the Past-President of USSAAC

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Betsy Caporale, Richard Hurtig, Sharon Redmon, Wendy Quach

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