Device Training - High Tech AAC Across the Healthcare Continuum - Elmhurst, Illinois, U.S.

On Location Training
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Training Type: Device Training


Participants will learn about currently cited research to justify use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) earlier in the care continuum. Functional strategies for toolkit development and device use will be introduced for each level of care (acute, skilled nursing, home health, outpatient) and by diagnosis. Participants will also have hands on experience with AAC devices.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Name 2 reasons why implementing AAC in a healthcare setting is critical for patient centered care and supports Evidence Based Practice
  • Name 3 different items that could be implemented in a healthcare AAC toolkit for the participant’s healthcare setting
  • Identify 2 ways high tech AAC can be implemented in each healthcare setting (acute, SNF, home health, outpatient)
  • Using 3x different case studies across diagnoses and settings, identify multiple potential AAC solutions to best meet patient needs

For additional information, please contact McKenzie Sauser or (816)510-8472.

Picture of the ASHA provider certification

This course will be offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Course Content Level: Introductory

ASHA CEUs: 0.3

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT


Elmhurst College  190 S Prospect Avenue,  Elmhurst,  Illinois  60126-3296,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 7

Presenter: McKenzie Mok

McKenzie Sauser Mok, MA, CCC-SLP graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master's in Speech Language Pathology. She has worked extensively in the area of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with a wide variety of AAC systems. McKenzie has presented for the Kansas and Illinois Speech Language Hearing Associations, Missouri Assistive Technology, and various AT/AAC conferences. She also participates in ASHA SIG 12 (AAC). McKenzie has worked for Tobii Dynavox as a Solutions Consultant since 2013.

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