Augmentative/Alternative Communication​

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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:

                                                                                

​​​​​​​​​Professional Learning

Our continuum of opportuniti​es 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

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​​​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.​

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Quick Links


AAC

​​​​​International ​Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication 

​American Speech Language Hearing Association

Praactical AAC

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules​

UNC ​​Center for Literacy and Disablity ​Studies​

General Assistive Technology

QIAT

Michigan eLibrary   


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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 CummingsAvondale, Lake Orion, Oxford, Rochester
Stacey Fox​Birmingham, Clarenceville, Huron Valley, Novi, Southfield, Walled Lake
Janet Hamblin

Clarkston, Clawson, Pontiac, Troy, Waterford, West Bloomfield

Dawn JonesBerkley, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lamphere, Madison, Oak Park, Royal Oak, South Lyon
Sandy McIntyre​​Bloomfield Hills, Brandon, Holly, Pontiac (Kennedy Center)

​Teresa Bitti

​Assistive Technology (AT) to support curriculum access for students with a physical impairment