Interdisciplinary Approaches Using AAC in Goals of Care Discussions - Disclosure

Course Description

This course provided attendees the opportunity to learn about the role of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in communicating patient needs and goals of care with loved ones and medical staff. This course will demonstrate how speech language pathologists play a critical role in the interdisciplinary team and utilize AAC to effectively meet patient needs.


After this course, learners will be able to:

1. Describe the benefits of using AAC supports during goals of care conversations as pertains to the patient, medical team, and facility.
2. Identify reliable assessment strategies when determining the patient’s ability to participate in goals of care conversations.
3. Explain appropriate communication supports to aid the patient in participating during these discussions.
4. Identify supports for the medical team when generalizing communications skills, weaning SLP involvement.

Method of Participation

The estimated time to complete this online activity and exam is 1 hour(s). To receive credit, a passing grade of 100% is required on a short online quiz. You will have opportunities to retake the quiz to achieve a passing score. After you have completed your exam and evaluation you will be able to automatically print your credit letter.


ASHA Approved Provider

Intermediate, Professional level 0.10 CE


Katie Blue, MS, CCC-SLP

Andrew Navarro, BSN

Jennifer Schroeder, MSSW

Faculty Disclosure

In compliance with requirements of ASHA's Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery and marketing, below is information of speakers' financial and non-financial interests relevant to the content of their presentations.

Instructional Personnel/Guest Speakers

Lecturer: Katie Blue, MS, CCC-SLP
Financial disclosures: Salary, UW Health
Non-financial disclosures: None

Lecturer: Andrew Navarro, BSN
Financial disclosures: None
Non-financial disclosures: None

Lecturer: Jennifer Schroeder, MSSW
Financial disclosures: None
Non-financial disclosures: None

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Computer Requirements

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