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 that involve an individual requesting a motivating object or action. But what happens next? What happens when we run out of things to request? 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 important 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 Outcomes: Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:
Check-in begins at 8:30 am
Location: Old Dominion University
1070 University Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Questions? contact: Jim Tignor
Participants are expected to be present for the entire session. 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, April 24, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ET
Location:Old Dominion University - Tri-Cities Center 1070 University Boulevard, Portsmouth, Virginia 23703, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 0
Presenter: Karen Rodgers
Karen Rodgers M.S., CCC-SLP has many years of experience in the rehabilitation setting providing assessment, therapy, and consultation to pediatrics and adults with wide variety of diagnoses and disorders. A primary focus for practice includes the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and supporting her patients’ successful communication. Karen is a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Services Team where she develops and conducts internal and customer trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.