High-Tech AAC for Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders

On Location Training
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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:

● Describe how AAC strategies and techniques can be used as a compensatory strategy during the speech and language rehabilitation and support process.
● Identify three communication needs of people with neurogenic communication disorders and a corresponding feature or pageset to address these specific needs.
● List five implementation resources to support AAC service delivery in the clinical setting.

For additional information please Julie Herndier at julie.herndier@tobiidynavox.com

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Site Name: Foothills Medical Center, Tom Baker Auditorium
Room: #CC104
Site Address: 1331 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2
Site Phone Number: 403-955-2893
Cost: Free

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.

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