Training Type: Implementation Workshop
This introductory session will define the unique role and purpose of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), for adults with neurogenic communication disorders. With a focus on aphasia and ALS, participants will explore practical strategies for assessment and implementation. Tobii Dynavox communication pagesets and features, developed specifically for these unique populations, will be reviewed and demonstrated. Small group activities, video, and discussion will be used to apply new knowledge and skills. Participants will leave with relevant research, clinical guidelines, and implementation resources.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Site Name: Foothills Medical Center, Tom Baker Auditorium
Site Address: 1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2
Site Phone Number: 403-955-2893
Course Content Level: Introductory
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM MT
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 103
Presenter: Stephanie Ekis
Stephanie Ekis, MS CCC-SLP is the Manager of Education and Training at Tobii Dynavox. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Louisville and became a practicing Speech Pathologist in 1993. Stephanie has provided assessment, therapy, and consultation services for children and adults with severe speech and language disabilities for over 20 years. Stephanie’s current responsibilities include customer training development, implementation consulting and new product development. Stephanie is dedicated to innovation in the field of AAC. She has a deep interest in helping augmented communicators and their support teams as they move through the assessment process as well as identifying practical implementation strategies to help overcome communication barriers in their everyday lives.