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 7:30 am
Location: York School Division
School Board Office
300 Dare Road - Round Room
Yorktown, VA 23692
Questions? contact: Jim Tignor firstname.lastname@example.org 919-830-5134
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.
Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.
This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).
Course Content Level: Introductory
ASHA CEUs: 0.5
Date & Time: Thursday, August 22, 2019 08:00 AM - 02:30 PM ET
Location:York County Public Schools-VA 302 Dare Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23692, United States
Cost: Free of Charge
Open Seats: 4
Presenter: Lisa Geary
Lisa M. Geary, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 25 years’ experience in speech-language therapy, teaching, and supervision. She previously served as Clinical Assistant Professor in a university setting where she taught clinical and didactic courses including the graduate augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) class. Lisa also worked for many years in the public school, private practice, and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Lisa is currently a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Team where she develops and conducts trainings for professionals and customers.