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Tools and Tips to Support Communication

June 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join us as we showcase specific tools supporting communication about the COVID-19 virus and the unique circumstances involved. Resources presented will include supporting a communicator with COVID-19, supporting communication at home, as well as tools for virtual therapy and instruction. We will demonstrate how these resources can be used in hospitals, home, education and therapy settings.

PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is scheduled for June 29, 2020 7:00 pm-8:00 pm EDT — only the first 100 attendees to log into the webinar will be guaranteed spots.

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About the Presenters:

Amanda Hobar, M.S. CCC-SLP

Amanda is an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist who has evaluated and treated individuals across the lifespan with a wide variety of disorders. Amanda graduated from UCLA with a B.S in Communication Studies. After graduating she provided training to nonprofits and multinational corporations. She decided to attend graduate school after a family member had aphasia. Amanda earned a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and has implemented low-tech and high-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solutions with pediatric and adult populations while working in private practice, K-12 education, and outpatient settings. Prior to joining Tobii Dynavox, Amanda served as the Director of Learning and Development at a private clinic.

Ashlyn Hudson, MOT, MEd

Ashlyn is an experienced educator and therapist, serving many roles in her career, including special education teacher, lead evaluator, transition specialist, special education coordinator, and more recently occupational therapist in both school and home health settings. She now serves as Learning Consultant for Tobii Dyanvox, presenting internationally

Moderated By:

Tami Altschuler


  • Where to locate and how to utilize free low tech communication boards in variety of languages
  • Where to locate and how to utilize free supports for education and communication in the home
  • How to implement therapy resources for teletherapy practice


5 minutesIntroduction of Speaker, USSAAC/ISAAC and topic
5 minutesObjective Overview
10 minutesHospital Resources
15 minutesHome Resources
15 minutesTherapy Resources
5 minutesConclusion and Summary
5 MinutesQ & A

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs in speech-language pathology and audiology are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider, USSAAC. CEU Participant Forms are available onsite at Registration. ASHA CEUs are provided to full registrations. This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area). 


ASHA Disclosures:

  • Amanda Hobar and Ashlyn Hudson are full time employees of Tobii Dynavox. 
  • Amanda Hobar and Ashlyn Hudson have no non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • Moderator has no financial or non-financial disclosures to report


The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) is the national chapter of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). As the United States’ only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the entire AAC community, USSAAC provides an invaluable role, working to ensure that individuals who could benefit from AAC have access to the technology and services they need. 

Benefits of membership include, but are not limited to: 

  • Free access to USSAAC webinar series with ASHA CEUs and USSAAC Twitter chats 
  • Advocacy for maintaining & expanding access to AAC systems and services 
  • Discount to 2021 ISAAC Conference – Cancun Mexico  
  • SpeakUp publication/Blog 
  • Information updates on USSAAC website & social platforms 
  • Membership in ISAAC with their additional benefits


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