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, September 28, 2016 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM CT
Location:Texas Woman's University 6700 Fannin St, Houston, Texas 77030, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 0
Presenter: Patrick Brune
Patrick Brune, MS CCC-SLP, has over 25 years of clinical experience in the area of AAC. He has been working with Tobii Dynavox for the past 7 years and is part of their Training and Implementation team. His focus has been on developing tools and supports that create successful communication opportunities for all our customers. Patrick has presented at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics.
This event is offered for ASHA CEUs