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 is launching a pilot of 6 sessions which will present 30 minutes of didactic content and 45 minutes of case-based problem solving on the following dates & times:
April 8 3:45-5:00 p.m. CST | Modeling Throughout the School Day
Presenters: Kathy White and Sara Vold, AT Specialists
Janesville School District

April 22 3:45-5:00 p.m. CST | Peer Mediated Intervention
Presenter: Kathy Bourque, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Kansas

May 6 3:45-5:00 p.m. CST | Language Intervention & Teaching Strategies
Presenter: Sarah Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP
Waisman Center Clinics

May 20 3:45-5:00 p.m. CST | Preparing for the Transition from School
Presenter: Dr. David McNaughten
AAC Learning Center, Penn State

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

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