Training Type: Implementation Workshop
Course description: 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? In this session, we will help you develop strategies that go beyond requesting; into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting and expressing opinions. We will use lecture, discussion, video examples, and small-group activities to explore the power communicative functions, vocabulary selection and teaching strategies to facilitate communication beyond requesting.
Learning Outcomes: (1) Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe why they are powerful. (2) Identify two different communication tools that support interactions beyond requesting. (3) List two partner communication strategies that will facilitate communication beyond requesting.
St. Mary's Hospital
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606
Contact: Denae Morris
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: 0.5
Date & Time: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ET
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 10
Presenter: Lindsey Frohn
Lindsey worked in a rehabilitation hospital for over six years as a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) before joining Tobii Dynavox. While working with a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders, she developed a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to increase her patients’ abilities to communicate successfully. Lindsey is presently a Learning Consultant with the Learning Services team at Tobii Dynavox. In this role, she develops and facilitates internal and external customer training and implementation resources. Lindsey also presents at local, national, and international conferences about AAC topics.