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Communication and AAC Interventions – 6 CE

Activity Overview

This course provides an overview of the concept of augmentative-alternative communication, including key terminology, misconceptions regarding AAC, potential users of AAC, and the various types of AAC systems available to help those who have difficulty communicating with traditional speech.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define augmentative-alternative communication
  2. List the expectations of augmentative-alternative communication intervention
  3. Define common AAC terms
  4. Describe and rebut common misconceptions surrounding AAC
  5. Describe patterns of communication development and when AAC might be appropriate
  6. Describe the components that make up an AAC system
  7. Outline concerns and strategies to consider when selecting and implementing an AAC system
  8. Describe the role of the communication partner
  9. Describe the process for creating functional goals for AAC users

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



6.0 Contact Hours


Mental Health

Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN
Audiologist Assistant
Licensed Practical Nurse
Mental Health Professionals
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Registered Nurse
Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


FL Board of Nursing
FL Board of Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology
Provider No. 50-20641
CA BRN No. 2020138
CE Broker No. 20-740020


Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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