Growing up in the 1980s was challenging as child with cerebral palsy. I was smart, but I couldn’t talk, so nobody heard me. This is a story about how I learned how to communicate, first with symbols then with a speech device and how it changed my life.
Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are experiencing a surge of patients who may temporarily be unable to speak while also caring for patients with existing communication difficulties. This session will present current patient-provider communication barriers experienced in hospitals as well as AAC solutions to address these barriers. Emergency preparedness and communication planning tips related…
Aided language input involves pairing speech with graphic symbols to teach symbolic communication. An often overlooked aspect of aided language input is attributing meaning to non-symbolic behaviors. This webinar will review the literature on these practices with pre-symbolic communicators. Then the session will focus on aided language input with core vocabulary as part of naturalistic…
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…
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:00-8:00 PM EDT SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: This seminar will explore the various cultural attitudes toward people with AAC needs, and how clinicians, especially AAC specialists, can empower those individuals in relation with their autonomy, independence, and sense of self. The speaker’s life experiences will be integrated throughout this discussion of how ableism…
Individuals with Aphasia can successfully augment their communication with high tech systems. Individuals with Aphasia are motivated to communicate with others, especially in the types of interactions that are important to them.
Join us for a panel discussion with Nicole Tripp, Judith Schoonever, and
A dynamic panel discussion between Alma Partida, Jilll D’Braunstein,
and Christina Royster about issues of diversity and equity in the field of AAC with bonus content from Yoosun Chung, an important and timely
Lew Golinker will host a discussion on current advocacy topics, specificallyrelated to funding and insurance. This webinar will begin at 6 PM CST/7 PM EST and run for one hour. Certificate of Attendance_USSAAC_May2021 ASHA CEU Participant Form_Blank CE courses are available for Free to USSAAC/ISAAC members only. Non-member pay $25 for each webinar.
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