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 where an individual can request a motivating object or action. But, what happens next? What happens when we run out of things to request? What happens when AAC users seem “bored” by requesting? What happens when the situation doesn’t allow for requesting?
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 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 Objectives: Following this session, participants will be able to:
Course Content Level: Intermediate
ASHA CEUs: 0.5
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ET
Location:Center for Disability Services 314 South Manning Blvd., albany, New York 12208, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 0
Presenter: Holly Schneider
Holly Schneider, MA CCC-SLP, has prior experience as an Elementary & Intermediate English and Language Arts teacher. After graduating in 2000 with a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology, she began a clinical career at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital, working with clients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric. Currently, Holly is on the Clinical Training & Education Team at Tobii Dynavox where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics. Her most recent publication is in JMSLP (Dec 2010).
This event is offered for ASHA CEUs