High-Tech AAC for Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders

On Location Training
Wednesday, November 16, 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 contact Jennifer Walters jennifer.walters@tobiidynavox.com or 248-305-0010.

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This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.5

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ET


Residential Home Health  5440 Corporate Dr #400,  Troy,  Michigan  48098,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 29

Presenter: Holly Schneider

Holly has prior experience as an Elementary & Intermediate English and Language Arts teacher before becoming a Speech and Language Pathologist in the year 2000. She began her clinical career at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin, Texas working with clients ranging in age from adolescent to geriatric. Her focus and passion grew towards working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to increase her clients’ ability to participate more fully in their lives. Now with Tobii Dynavox, Holly is a Learning Consultant on the Learning Services team. In this role, she develops and facilitates trainings and implementation resources. She also presents at local, national, and international conferences about AAC topics. She has publications in JMSLP (2010) and Advance Healthcare Network for Speech and Hearing (2015).

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