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ASHA - Live ZOOM Seminar

Program Description:

This workshop will focus on the complex communication needs of children that utilize Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Attendees will be introduced to the techniques for using low to high tech AAC systems. Strategies for the use of assistive technology and implementation of AAC will be examined. Additionally, attendees will learn how to use AAC in everyday life/school- based settings, basics of programming across modalities, and accessing inexpensive online communication tools. Attendees will learn how to formulate AAC lesson plans using the fundamentals of core vocabulary.

Target Audience:

  • ​Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Teachers
  • Psychologists
  • Parents 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will: 

  • Describe types of AAC devices from low- high tech across access modes. 
  • Outline 2 strategies to use AAC with a variety of users.
  • List uses for core vocabulary imbedded in therapy goals and procedures. 


This event will be a live Zoom webinar.  


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to paid- confirmed attendees, 24 hours prior to the workshop in power point format. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to participants 24 hours prior to the workshop. Information will be sent to the email provided upon registration. The necessary forms will be available once the webinar is complete. ASHA participant form must be completed within 24 hours to receive credit.


Jessica Resnick MA, CCC-SLP TSSLD is currently a treating Speech- Language Pathologist The Hagedorn Little Village School (HLVS) in Seaford, NY; and a clinical externship supervisor for graduate students pursuing their Masters Degree at her Alma Mater – L.I.U. C.W. Post Campus. She is Coordinator of Continuing Education at HLVS.  Additionally, Jessica provides private consultations, trainings, and treatment to School Districts and the community.   Jessica has contributed to PrAACtical AAC’s Year of Core Vocabulary, published on There, she developed materials, core vocabulary language samples, books shares, and lesson plans targeting core vocabulary for AAC users and their communication partners. She has collaborated side by side with consulting BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) from the Vincent Carbone Clinic in Stony Point, NY while working at Mill Neck Manor Deaf Education Center. There, she implemented Applied Verbal Behavior methodology (AVB) into her therapeutic approach. She has also participated in behavior assessments (FBA), and behavior plan implementation directly under Dr. Vincent Carbone. Jessica has received Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT) trainings from certified AVTs and  implements speech - language components of this therapeutic model in individual therapeutic and classroom settings. She works with students utilizing hearing amplification including; hearing aids, cochlear implants and BAHA devices. Jessica works with a gradient of low to high tech AAC including; PECS, voice output switch devices, robust touch activated voice output communication devices, and eye gaze  access mode voice output communication devices. Jessica implements these specialized therapeutic models into therapy treatment plans with AAC with students with dual diagnoses. 

Speakers Financial & Non-Financial Disclosures: 

Financial:  Jessica Resnick, MA., CCC-SLP, will be receiving an honorarium for her presentation. She is employed as a Speech Language Pathologist, at The Hagedorn Little Village School and is the Coordinator of Continuing Education at this site.

Non- Financial:  Jessica Resnick, MA., CCC-SLP, has no non-financial relationships to report.

Fee Schedule:

Registration by 12/3/21 -  $55.00  

Registration after 12/3/21 - $60.00

.2 ASHS CEUs offered

Level:  Intermediate, Professional area


Confirmations of registration can be obtained or 516-520-6027.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are refundable if the request is received in writing 72 business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed. For questions about registration receipts, payment options, and refunds please contact:  Jennifer Weingart at or 516-520-6027. 

Workshop Coordinators

Jessica Resnick, MA, CCC-SLP TSSLD & Kimberly Neary , M.S, CCC-SLP.

For general questions or further information, please contact Kimberly Neary or Jessica Resnick (516) 520-6076 or email at 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

AAC from A to Z:  The Fundamentals of Augmentative and Alternative

Communication (AAC) Planning & Treatment

​3:00pm - 5:00pm

Presenter:  Jessica Resnick, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD