SESTA Training

Register now for SESTA's Cracking the AAC Code training.

Cracking the AAC Code

Cracking the AAC Code is a two-day training event being held around the state and offered by Special Education Support & Technical Assistance (SESTA).

This training analyzes current research and best practice in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Participants will leave with a more in-depth understanding of how to support children with complex communication needs.

Topics will include hands-on experience with: foundational knowledge, conducting AAC evaluations, goal setting, implementation of both low and high tech communication devices, coaching, as well as literacy and writing activities for AAC users.

Target Audience

Appropriate SLPs, OTs, and Special Education Teachers. Level: Intermediate


Trainings are at the following locations and dates from 8:00-4:30.

  • June 10-11 in Boise
  • June 13-14 in Idaho Falls
  • June 17-18 in Coeur d’Alene


Anne M. Kuhlmeier, M.A., CCC, ATP, is an outpatient therapist working for St Luke’s Children’s Rehab and a consultant to the Idaho Assistive Technology Project.

Christy Butler, Ed.S., CCC/SLP, is a school-based Speech-Language Pathologist and the Assistive Technology Specialist for the West Ada School District in Idaho.

See more information and to register at the Idaho Training Clearinghouse.