Echo AAC

What is ECHO AAC?:

Project ECHO ® is a lifelong learning https://fsph.iupui.edu/research-centers/centers/public-health-practice/echo-project.html and guided practice model that is designed to build capacity of individuals around the state to provide evidence-based AAC services.  The heart of the ECHO model is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks.  Hub and spoke knowledge-sharing networks create a learning loop:

  • Community providers learn from specialists.
  • Community providers learn from each other.
  • Specialists learn from community providers as best practices emerge

image of chart goes to https://fsph.iupui.edu/research-centers/centers/public-health-practice/echo-project.htmlClick image to go to Richard M. Fairbanks, School of Public Health, Project ECHO
Hub and spoke knowledge-sharing networks create a learning loop:

ECHO AAC is designed to connect individuals who use AAC, families, speech-language pathologists, teachers, occupational therapists, social workers, and other team members to support knowledge sharing. The ECHO model is designed to recognize the expertise in every member of the ECHO team to maximize outcomes for individuals who use AAC.

ECHO AAC meets every other Wednesday from 3:45-5:15 p.m. via Zoom video conferencing. The structure of ECHO sessions includes 30 minutes of didactic content and 45 minutes of case-based problem solving.

How can I join ECHO AAC?:
To join ECHO AAC, please send an email with your name and interest to:
aacpartnershipprogram@waisman.wisc.edu

Current ECHO AAC Schedule

ECHO AAC Autism – Summer Schedule

  • August 12 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Low-Tech vs. High-Tech AAC for Children with ASD
    Presenter: Catherine Kanter, MS, CCC-SLP
    Waisman Center Clinics
  • August 26 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Feature Matching High-Tech AAC for Children with ASD
    Presenter: Sarah Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP
    Waisman Center Clinics
  • September 9 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Supporting Communication Skills for Children with ASD
    Presenter: Barbara Weber, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA

ECHO AAC – Fall Schedule

  • September 23 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Providing AAC Services through Telepractice
    Presenter: Catherine Kanter, MA, CCC-SLP
    Waisman Center Clinics
  • October 7 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Cultural and Linguistic Considerations for AAC
    Presenters: Ellyn McNamara, MS, CCC-SLP & Angelica Martinez Perez, MS, CCC-SLP
    Assistive Technology Unit | University of Illinois at Chicago
  • October 21 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Feature Matching – Linguistic Considerations
    Presenter: Sarah Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP
    Waisman Center Clinics
  • November 4 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Feature Matching – Access Considerations
    Presenter: Kourtni Reed, OTD, OTR/L, ATP
    Waisman Center Clinics
  • November 18 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Supporting Literacy for Children using AAC
    Presenters: Dr. Janice Light
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University
  • December 2 3:30-5:00 p.m. CST | Social Networks
    Presenter: Dr. Sarah Blackstone

If you are interested in more information or would like to join, please email aacpartnershipprogram@waisman.wisc.edu. You can join for all sessions or only the ones that work within your schedule.

Contact us: aacpartnershipprogram@waisman.wisc.edu

 Meet the Staff: