Collaborative AAC and Apraxia Intervention, the Dream Team that May Hold the Key to Maximizing Progress! (Presented by NJACE)

Parents and therapists too often subscribe to the unsubstantiated and incorrect view, that the use of a communication device is a step in the wrong direction. The many myths and inaccuracies surrounding AAC use in Apraxia therapy have discouraged numerous families and children that might benefit from an AAC system. In our current practice, we have found, AAC therapy provided concurrently and collaboratively with Apraxia treatment targeting motor speech has resulted in amazing gains in both verbal ability and language use/acquisition. In this presentation, attendees will learn that not only is AAC complimentary to the treatment of motor speech issues related to Apraxia, but also a very necessary component of Apraxia treatment.


  1. As a result of this presentation, participants will demonstrate an understanding of how to collaboratively and concurrently develop a plan of care that uses both AAC and Apraxia intervention to maximize patient progress.
  2. As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to identify similarities and differences in motor speech and AAC treatment approaches to Apraxia intervention.
  3. As a result of this presentation, participants will list three different therapy techniques that can be used for AAC intervention and Apraxia intervention.


Sara Loving, M.S. CCC-SLP 

Courtney Willis, M.S. CCC-SLP

To join this webinar, please visit the NJACE YouTube channel.

This webinar is presented by NJ Autism Center of Excellence (NJACE).