AAC Group Coaching is an informal, interactive, fun way to improve your communication partner skills by learning along with other parents of children who use AAC. Your AAC Group Coach will lead your small group (generally consisting of 6 parents) through a total of four, one-hour, online meetings that each focus on a different communication strategy. During each meeting, you have the opportunity to ask questions, get inspired, and encourage others.
Who are the AAC Group Coaches? PRC-Saltillo AAC Group Coaches are speech-language pathologists with expertise in AAC and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Your PRC-Saltillo AAC Group Coach will offer guidance and support throughout the meetings to help you help your child become a more successful communicator.
What can I expect from the sessions? These meetings are very interactive and provide lots of opportunities for discussion. You will receive numerous resources to help you practice the skills at home. Feel free to share your communication celebrations with the group. Experiencing a particular challenge? Maybe someone else has faced that same issue and has some new ideas. AAC Group Coaching is about helping you develop your skills as a communication partner.
How much does it cost? AAC Group Coaching sessions include four, one-hour meetings and the cost is $200. Registration must be paid by credit card. Please note that coaching is not a direct therapy service and, as such, is not funded by insurance/Medicaid. Fees may be eligible for reimbursement to you by your state Medicaid Waiver program. For information, please consult your Medicaid Waiver Caseworker.
To register for an AAC Group Coaching Session, fill out the form below and select the session that supports your vocabulary (Unity, WordPower, etc). Please note that coaching is currently available in English and for U.S. customers.
After you register, you will receive a welcome email with information you need to join our first meeting. AAC Group Coaching requires a computer with internet connection, a microphone, and camera. You may join from an iPad/tablet; however, a computer with access to the internet is the best way to take advantage of the interactive components.
Please note that refunds will not be provided as we have limited spaces available.