AAC & The IEP
A course for parents of children with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.
My Kid Has an AAC Device – Now What?!
Congratulations on taking a major step toward increasing your child’s communication capabilities!
While powerful devices, AACs are relatively new and still very misunderstood (or not even known about!) in many educational settings.
My daughter started working with an AAC over 10 years ago, and since then we’ve learned a lot about how to advocate for her, train her team, and make sure the device is actually being used.
This course walks you step-by-step through everything you need to know about the best practices in documenting AAC in your child's IEP, understanding the history of special education in the united states, and how IDEA Law was designed to help you be an equal member of the IEP team.Sign Me Up!
Before You Sign Up for This Course...
Have you had any of these thoughts or concerns?
This device was $10,000! I don’t want to mess it up or let my kid break it!
How hard can this be? I’ll just figure it out on my own. There’s always YouTube…
My child’s support team should know what to do. I’ll just let them do it.
Adding the AAC to my child’s IEP is too overwhelming – I’ll just wait til next year.
The legal and IEP language is too confusing. I don’t even know where to start!
If any of these sound familiar – you’re not alone! I work with lots of parents who have these exact thoughts or concerns.
Here’s what I need you to know: Effective use of an AAC will significantly improve your child’s means of communication. For many children, it’s a life-changing device. We watched my daughter’s AAC work wonders for her – but it wasn’t easy, and we didn’t have anyone helping us figure it out.
You don’t have to do it all alone. Let me help speed you through years of experience and knowledge in one compact, self-guided course!Enroll in AAC & The IEP
WHAT’S INSIDE THE COURSE?
Self-Guided Education Modules
Learn the history of Special Ed, differences in 504 vs IEP, how to make sure your team is trained to work with your child’s AAC device (not just on it), and more.
Getting the AAC on your IEP
Understand key takeaways from the IDEA Law that apply to assistive technology and learn how and where the use of AAC should be documented on an IEP.
Writing Goals for AAC Users
Now that you’ve added the AAC to your child’s accommodations, what should IEP goals look like?
Templates & Downloads
Everything you need: how to set SMART goals, AAC goal development, AAC + the IEP checklist, key sections of the IEP, checklists for pre- and post-IEP meetings, goal progress tracking, and toolkit
Between the acronyms and the legal language, it’s hard to even know what your child is entitled to or if they’re getting it. I break it all down in parent-friendly language and keep things simple!
AAC + The IEP
All of this for only $77!Start Today!
"I took AAC and The IEP course and it was so valuable! I took this course to help me serve my clients at the highest level and have the best information about alternative communication methods. Courtney's course did not disappoint."
Meet Your AAC Expert
Hi, I'm Courtney!
An IEP Coach, licensed SLPA, and mom of a child with disabilities. I know that you want the best for your child – which is why you invested in an AAC!
But then it felt overwhelming, expensive, confusing, and frustrating. Trust me, I’ve been there, too.
Your child has an incredible opportunity to expand their communication when an AAC is used effectively and consistently. But it’s a lot to figure out.
I’ve done all the work for you. Over the past 10 years, we’ve learned how to use these devices with our daughter. We know how to make them fun and engaging, and we’ve learned – through trial and error – how to train her team to use them, too.
I created this course because it’s exactly what I wish existed when I got my child’s first AAC. And I’m excited for you to learn and be empowered to get the most out of your child’s life-changing device!