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There's a lot of buzz about the increased availability of augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) applications, but how do we really know which tools and methods will be most beneficial to our own students and children? How are expensive AAC devices funded in New Jersey and are low-tech solutions worth the investment? Learn how parents, teachers, speech therapists and case managers can work together to allow kids with autism and others who cannot communicate verbally to tell us what they want and need.
This timely event will offer a process-oriented overview of the steps necessary to create a person-first strategy for the use of AAC tools. Speakers and panelists will provide participants with practical advice and perspectives on:
-Effectively integrating AAC into classroom routines and activities
-AAC Strategies to reduce behavior concerns and enhance quality of life
-Evaluating high-tech and low-tech AAC tools based on an individual's needs
-Selecting vocabulary goals to support appropriate and meaningful communication
-Parent/professional collaboration to enhance a child's communication ability at home, in school and in the community
-Funding of AAC devices
Dan Baker, Ph.D., Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Amy Dell, Ph.D., The College of New Jersey
Curtis Edmonds, Disability Rights New Jersey
Anne Holmes, MS, CCC, BCBA, Eden Family of Services
HANDS-ON AAC DEMONSTRATIONS
Advancing Opportunities will offer hands-on demonstrations so that you can and learn what’s possible with the latest devices and software, including the iPad and the myriad of AAC apps. Assistive technology professionals can show you the subtle nuances between similar devices and can provide valuable insight on what might work for you, your child or student.
A Certificates of Attendance will be emailed following the event to each attendee who registers as a professional.
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SpeakerSelect is an independent conference production company which was founded by the parent of a child with autism. SpeakerSelect events are developed through an exhaustive primary research process which insures that presenters provide expert and unbiased advice on relevent tools and strategies.