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USSAAC, the US Society for AAC, is pleased to co-sponsor this pre-conference seminar. USSAAC members receive 5% off registration for this seminar.Find out more »
Individuals with neuromotor impairments such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and locked insyndrome can present with a range of impairments impacting AAC intervention. To help support AACaccess, this seminar will provide an overview of non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI)techniques for individuals with severe physical impairment, along with assessment considerations,and future directions for integrating BCI into clinical practice.Find out more »
Mental health as an area of concern and focusing schools is being recognized around the world.There is a growing understanding that emotionally healthy students are more likely to be successfulin school and in life. But what of students who require AAC?This session will raise this issue through stories shared by augmented speakers and connect this tothe newly revised Communication Bill of Rights (Brady, et al., 2016).Find out more »
We will explore the development and use of AAC symbols across diverse languages and cultures.
The experience of developing the Arabic Tawasol open symbol set led directly to the creation of
Global Symbols with participatory approaches to localization and contextualization of symbols to
reflect community needs. All symbols, tools and training resources are published openly, resulting
in collaboration with international agencies to increase AAC usage globally.
On August 1, 2019, NY Medicaid will begin use of revised SGD guidelines. This seminar will review the changes to the required SLP evaluation, trial and report to allow the transition to the new guidelines be as smooth as possible.Find out more »
All USSAAC stakeholder groups should prepare for disasters. This webinar focuses on actions/ resources key to disaster preparation, response, relief and recovery. We will highlight a family’s perspective and discuss the importance of planning, as well as staying flexible. We will also discuss long term recovery issues and the emotional toll disasters inflict on those impacted. All people who use AAC should have access to their communication tools at all times. Register for Webinar: September 2019 Webinar Registration PLEASE NOTE:… Read More »Find out more »
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.Find out more »