First Bite #58 – July 30, 2019

Early Childhood and AAC with Speech & Language Songs

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Mr. Stephen Kneece, MA CCC-SLP, the charming southern gentlemen who is the mastermind, voice, and musician behind the YouTube Channel “Speech & Language Songs”. Stephen, who serves as the Assistive Technology Consultant for Aiken County School District during the day, joins Michelle to share his passion for all “thangs” AAC. Core Vocab, Fringe, the struggles of choosing an AAC device, and evidenced based options if Speech Generating isn’t the way to go at this moment, are all covered in this dynamic power-hour!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • Evidence behind selecting core vs fringe vocabulary during a Speech Therapy session.
  • 3 considerations to make when selecting an operate AAC Device for a pediatric patient.
  • 3 EBP non-speech generating device options for pediatric patients.


Stephen Kneece, MA CCC-SLP

Stephen Kneece is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist working and living in Aiken, SC. He is an Assistive Technology Consultant for the public schools, focusing on AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). He is currently the President-Elect-Elect of SCSHA (South Carolina Speech-Language Hearing Association), the CEO/Founder of Speech and Language Songs, and a graduate of the ASHA LDP (Leadership Development Program).