Training Type: Implementation Workshop
Course Description: This implementation-based workshop will focus on the emergent communicator and how we can best provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) supports and strategies that help everyone realize their communication potential. Participants will review the stages of pre-intentional and intentional communication as well as low and high tech AAC communication supports with the goal of moving our emergent communicators toward symbolic communication.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• List three characteristics of an emergent communicator
• Identify two tools for assessing emergent communication skills
• Identify two high-tech AAC solutions that can be implemented with the emergent communicator population
Program Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to be present for the entire program. Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.
Course Content Level: Introductory
ASHA CEUs: 0.25
Date & Time: Friday, July 27, 2018 09:00 AM - 11:45 AM ET
Location:Georgia Tools for Life 512 Means Street Suite 250, Atlanta, Georgia 30318, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
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