140: AAC With High School Students with Ashley Larisey

AAC With High School Students with Ashley Larisey


Looking for some tips on working with high school speech students?

If you know me, you know that AAC is not my jam, but in this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Ashley Larisey to chat all about AAC and working with high school speech therapy students. 

Ashley Larisey is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and clinical educator. Ashley’s work experiences include public and private therapeutic day schools, speech/language clinics, and early intervention. Ashley also serves as an adjunct clinical supervisor at Saint Xavier University and teaches a module specific to the use of technology in the field of Speech/Language Pathology. 

Ashley has extensive experience working with children and adults who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, and has presented at local and national conferences on AAC and literacy.


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The challenges of working with high school students
  • Tips for transition planning 
  • Therapy lesson ideas for older students
  • Engaging AR activities
  • Tips for working on literacy skills with nonverbal students
  • Accommodations for AAC users


I hope you enjoyed my conversation with Ashley! She has so much knowledge to share about working with older speech students and I love how she pointed out that our students are capable of so much more than we think. It’s our job to advocate for them and help them reach their goals. 

If you loved hearing from Ashley, make sure you sign up for our next Speech Retreat! Ashley will be speaking, so you can learn more from her and so many other knowledgeable people there.


AAC With High School Students with Ashley Larisey


Joke of the Week:

Q: What did the triangle say to the circle? 

A: You’re pointless.


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