Training Type: Implementation Workshop
Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? If you are like most people, you probably start with activities that involve an individual requesting a motivating object or action. But what happens next? What happens when we run out of things to request? In this session, we will help you develop specific strategies to go beyond requesting - into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting, expressing opinions, and other important communicative functions. We will use lecture, discussion, video examples, and small-group activities to explore the power of various communicative functions, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies, and specific ways to facilitate communication beyond requesting.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
This course is being offered for 5.0 CMH (Certification Maintenance Hours).
A certificate of attendance will be provided at the end of the session.
Check-in begins at 8:00 am
Seven Oaks School Division
1985 Grassmere Road
West St. Paul, MB R4A 8A8
contact: Danielle Miller firstname.lastname@example.org 416-568-3342
Course Content Level: Introductory
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM CT
Location:Seven Oaks School Division - Aki Centre 1985 Grassmere Road, West St. Paul, Manitoba R4A 8A8, Canada
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 15
Presenter: Lisa Geary
Lisa M. Geary, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 25 years’ experience in speech-language therapy, teaching, and supervision. She previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor in a university setting where she taught clinical and didactic courses including the graduate augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) class. Lisa also worked for many years in the public school, private practice, and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Lisa is currently a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Team where she develops and conducts trainings for professionals and customers.