First Bite #110 – July 28, 2020

Behind the Scenes of AAC

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

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Wyatt Franken, Augmentative Communication Consultant with Talk to Me Technologies.  Wyatt, who has a BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from the University of Northern Iowa, is here today to talk about all the nitty-gritty details that go on behind the scenes in the process of AAC trials.  Have you been worried about what options are out there?  Curious about the trends in AAC?  What about the little details, such as how do you get assistance with an AAC mount…or who orders those mounts?  Have you wondered how long the typical AAC trial is?  Or how many devices do most folks go through before they find the right one?  Or…and this is the big one…have you been questioning what exactly is needed in an AAC report for submission and approval?  Wonderful Wyatt is here to answer all those questions and more!  So enjoy this behind-the-scenes look into the world of AAC!


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

  • Current trends and options available in devices and access methods.
  • Average trial periods and common requirements in AAC trials.
  • The necessary components of an AAC report.


Wyatt Franken