Conducting an AAC Assessment (Amherst, NY)

On location training
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Training Type: Implementation Workshop

Description:

Individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) are all unique. They have individualized sensory, motor, cognitive, and language needs, as well as individual strengths.  It can be difficult to adequately determine the needs and areas of strength when conducting an AAC evaluation.  In most cases, standardized assessment tools are not appropriate for the AAC assessment. This presentation provides an overview to conducting an AAC evaluation. It highlights consistent aspects to help make the process more approachable, while still accommodating the uniqueness of the individuals being evaluated. 

Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define feature matching within the AAC assessment.
  • Provide two external/environmental considerations that can improve access during AAC assessment. 
  • Provide two device modifications that can improve communication success during AAC assessment.
  • Identify two resources/strategies to prevent device abandonment.
Check-in begins at 12:30 

Lunch will be provided to those attending both morning and afternoon sessions.  Info to follow!


Location:  Autism-Services, Inc. 
40 Hazelwood Drive
Amherst, NY  14228

Questions?  
Contact: Susan Trumble 
susan.trumble@tobiidynavox.com 
​​​​​​​585-490-0945

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: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:45 PM - 03:30 PM ET

Location:

Autism-Services, Inc.  40 Hazelwood Drive,  Amherst,  New York  14228,  United States

Cost: Free of Charge

Open Seats: 1

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.

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