Date: November 28th, 2012
Time: 1:00pm EST
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The process of identifying the optimum AAC App (s) for an individual with complex communication needs begins by determining whether the individual would be best served by this tool as opposed to other strategies. If so, the next steps is to understand the basic features that match the individual’s skills and needs. This webinar provides information to assist in navigating these new options and new times in order to provide, where appropriate, the most functional AAC solution using mobile technology (e.g., iPod Touch, iPad).
Participants will leave with:
Debby McBride, MS., CCC-SLP, has 27 years experience working in most areas of augmentative communication. Her broad and unique perspective comes from her clinical experience, a clinical tools developer, a national trainer, and an AAC device distributor. She has worked clinically in both educational and medical settings and currently works as an AAC specialist in an outpatient setting. In addition, her current company, AAC TechConnect, simplifies augmentative communication evaluations with one-of-a-kind toolkits, online resources, and national workshops. She is an experienced presenter, having presented educational sessions at national, regional, and local conferences and workshops.
Carrie Leonhart, MS., CCC-SLP, works as Augmentative Communication Services Coordinator at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University (Pennsylvania's UCEDD). She provides information, technical assistance, device demonstrations, consultation, and evaluations related to assistive technology for communication (augmentative and alternative communication - AAC). She is a PA licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University. She has worked with individuals with disabilities of all ages in home, school, recreational, and community settings.
About This Webinar
This webinar is a being sponsored jointly by AAIDD and ISAAC, the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
The webinar will be 60 minutes in duration, which will allow for two 20-minute presentations and a question/answer period for the balance of the session. Participation is free of charge to the public; the only charges incurred will be regular long distance charges if joining by telephone. The webinar will be archived online at www.isaac-online.org and www.aaidd.org for future reference.
The intent of the webinar is not to endorse one particular product over another. AAC tools and methods need to be selected according to the individual’s own needs. Examples of solutions are for illustrative purposes only and should not be regarded as applicable to other individuals without proper evaluation. This is a decision that each individual needs to make, in conjunction with their families, medical professionals, etc.