Assistive Technology

Hanover County Public Schools May/June 2016

CHECK OUT PD OPTIONS : Look for these awesome PD courses being presented by the AT Squad and AAC-PLC this summer!

The blue text will show the pathway to accessing the courses!
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As we are winding down for this school year and beginning to prepare for next year, please post your SMARTboard activities on the Exchange and check out all the cool things your colleagues have added.

If you don't have access to the HCPS SMARTboard Exchange on Google Drive, email and she will get you connected.

Equipment return is coming!

Start gathering all your materials that are no longer needed so they can be returned to the AT Library! The pick up date for all Library materials will be June 10th! Please be on the look-out for information from your school's AT ambassador or from the AT Squad.

What is Aided Language Stimulation?

Aided language stimulation (ALS) is a very effective and necessary communication strategy that teaches symbol meaning and models language by having one communication partner combine his or her own verbal input with selection of vocabulary on the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) system of another communication partner.

See the video below for a great explanation of ALS

Aided Language Stimulation Explained

Why is Aided Language so important?

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If you are looking for free continuing education, check out AAC Institute and their free self study opportunities.


Mary Leffler-Lead OT (

Becky Conti-OT (

Jennifer Dickerson-OT (

Lauren Whitlock-SLP (