8th Annual Augmentative and Alternative Communication Workshop

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Workshop at Vanderbilt University

Friday, March 3, 2017

AAC For All: Supporting Students with Evidence-Based Practices Across Settings

Denise Bryant, M.A., CCC-SLP – AAC Assessment – Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessment: Essential Knowledge when Assessing Children with Developmental Disabilities

Amanda Oakes, M.S., CCC-SLP – AAC Goal Setting – Goal Writing: Tools for Generating Functional Goals for AAC 

Lisa Wallace, M.S., CCC-SLP – AAC and Autism – The ABCs of using Picture Based Communication Systems with Young Children with ASD

Kerry Hankins, M.A., CCC-SLP – AAC Group Therapy – Collaborative and Functional Approaches to Intervention and Play Skills with Complex Communicators

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. • Rooms 235/237 (Second Floor), Vanderbilt Commons

Teachers, speech-language pathologists, and other clinicians who work with children who use AAC face a wide variety of diagnoses, settings, and needs. This workshop will provide a useful toolkit of information for working with children who use AAC, including assessment, goal setting, and group therapy. A special session on AAC and Autism will be included. Speakers are all senior speech-language pathologists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

For more Information and to register:

Call (615) 322-8240. Space is limited. Register on the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Website.

Registration Deadline is, Friday, February 24, 2017.

  • $175 for professionals
  • $125 per person for two or more professionals registering from the same institution
  • $50 for students and parents

The workshop fee includes lunch/breaks and instructional resources. This course is offered for a maximum of 0.6 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level; professional area).

Co-sponsored by: Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt Peabody College · Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center · Vanderbilt Consortium LEND · Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities · Technology Access Center · Tobii Dynavox · Assistive Technology Works

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