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Complex Access and Communication Webinar - Part 2 of 3

  • 09 Apr 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • Conducted via webinar from Portland, Oregon

Please join the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) program at the OHSU Institute on Development and Disability and the Assistive Technology lab at Community Vision for our upcoming three-part webinar series. This free webinar series will provide continuing education for professionals and caregivers to strengthen their skill set in utilizing augmentative and alternative communication methods. Webinar attendees will learn new techniques for supporting communication skills for individuals with complex communication needs.

Presenters:  Kim Elliott, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP & Carrie Luse, M.S.R., OT/L, ATP

Complex Access and Communication:
A 3-Part Approach for Emerging Communicators

Session 2: April 9th

Children with complex motor or sensory needs, who would benefit from AAC, have many challenges. Knowing where to begin and how to progress can be daunting. A three-step approach to building tools, which teases apart Participation, Access, and Language (PAL) will be discussed. We will discuss the rationale for the PAL approach and demonstrate the process through case studies, exploring how each of the three areas of PAL were addressed with each child. Examples will be provided of how the three areas, when given time to develop, can come together in a comprehensive, multi-modal AAC system.

Register for this event at: https://www.ohsu.edu/university-center-excellence-development-disability/upcoming-and-current-events


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