Oakland Schools Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Team supports local district teams servicing students with complex communication needs who are supported through augmentative and alternative communication strategies and systems. The AAC team also provides assistance to LEA staff when an Assistive Technology consideration is needed to determine appropriate tools to support access to the curriculum for students with a physical impairment. Our goal is for all students to become competent communicators. Our team is happy to assist you in supporting your students who use or could benefit from AAC.
The AAC team provides the following support to Oakland County local district teams:
Our continuum of opportunities is designed to engage educational SLPs and their teams in sustained and collaborative professional learning to support students with complex communication needs.
Please click the picture below to view a listing of our planned 2017-18 professional learning opportunities.
AAC Loan Library
Oakland County designated educators and speech-language pathologists may borrow AAC systems/ tools for up to 60 days. Please contact MCRequests@Oakland.k12.mi.us or visit the Materials Center webpage for more information.
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
American Speech Language Hearing Association
Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
UNC Center for Literacy and Disablity Studies
General Assistive Technology
2016-17 Assigned AAC Consultants:
Services to support the AT Consideration Process are available to local districts with the submission of the District Service Request (DSR), available through the district's office of special education.
If you have questions concerning AAC implementation, building language skills, or use of the system in the classroom, please contact the AAC consultant currently serving your district.
|Marlene Cummings||Avondale, Lake Orion, Oxford, Rochester|
|Stacey Fox||Birmingham, Clarenceville, Huron Valley, Novi, Southfield, Walled Lake|
Clarkston, Clawson, Pontiac, Troy, Waterford, West Bloomfield
|Dawn Jones||Berkley, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lamphere, Madison, Oak Park, Royal Oak, South Lyon|
|Sandy McIntyre||Bloomfield Hills, Brandon, Holly, Pontiac (Kennedy Center)|