$125

Alternative / Augmentative Communication

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Location

YAI National Institute For People With Disabilities

460 West 34th Street

11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Alternative/Augmentative Communication (AAC) has the ability to change the life and livelihood of a person with I/DD. Whether through the the use of low tech alternatives or more high tech options, such as portable speech generating devices (computers, iPads, etc.), people are offered the opportunity to be more active participants in their homes, programs, places of work and communities.

This training will be most beneficial to staff who are supporting people who primarily use alternative ways to communicate (behavior, gestures, limited verbal speech, etc.). Strategies for increasing communication both verbally and via the use of technology will be introduced. Exploration of more sophisticated programming and implementation strategies for those using iPads and other speech devices to communicate will also be discussed.


The session will cover the following:

  • Introduction to Alternative/Augmentative Communication (AAC)

  • Low tech/no tech alternatives

  • High tech alternatives/computers such as TouchChat, Proloquo, WFL

  • Learn how to program/modify for effectiveness in the person’s environment

  • Discuss implementation strategies


Presenter

Marlene Morrow MS-ED, MS CCC-SLP


Target Audience

Direct Support Professionals, Speech Therapists, Behavioral Support


Date & Time

07/13/2018

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m


Location

YAI

460 West 34th Street

11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

(212) 273-6100 ext.6117


Cancellation Policy
A cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a scheduled training in order to receive a refund.


YAI’s Center for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel a training due to low enrollment numbers. Registrants will be notified at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled training.

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Location

YAI National Institute For People With Disabilities

460 West 34th Street

11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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