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This presentation will familiarize the audience with strategies to implement augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) beginning with early speech and language intervention for children. The presenter will target a comprehensive intervention approach from targeting early communication milestones such as joint attention and social sharing skills to enhancing functional communication and communication partner-training. Instructional methods will include lecture, case studies, handouts, power point presentations, videos, discussion and provision of resources.
8:30-9:00 Prelinguistic Communication
9:00-9:30 Important Early Milestones of Communication Development and the Interrelationship to Other Developmental Domains
9:30-10:00 Principles of Learning and Teaching strategies
10:15-11:00 Current Research Summary on AAC
11:00-11-30 Step by Step Considerations for AAC
11:30-12:00 Embedding AAC within Routines
12:00-1:00 LUNCH BREAK (you can bring your own and eat in the conference room)
1:00-1:30 Expanding AAC Use
1:30-2:00 Communication Partner Training
2:00-2:30 Successful Classroom Implementation
2:45-3:30 Collaboration and Coaching
2:30-4:00 Summary of Key Points and Q&A session
At the conclusion of this conference participants will be better able to:
Barbara Weber, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
Barbara Weber is a speech and language pathologist and a board certified behavior analyst. She works primarily in early intervention and has co-authored two books about early intervention. She is a member of the Professional Development Committee for the Special Interest Group for augmentative and alternative communication (SIG 12) of the American Speech and Hearing Association. Her experience also includes many presentations at State and National conferences.
Speakers Financial & Non-Financial Disclosures:
Financial Disclosure: Barbara Weber received an honorarium for this event from the Hagedorn Little Village School. She receives royalties from the sale of her books
Non-financial Disclosure: Barbara Weber is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Pennsylvania Speech-Hearing-Language Association, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISSAAC), Autism New Jersey, and Applied Behavior Analysis International.
Registration by 11/29/19 - $175.00
Group Registration by 11/29/19 (5 or more) - $165.00
Student (with Student ID) by 11/29/19 - $140.00
Registration after 11/29/19 - $190.00
.6 CEUs offered
For Further Information, please contact Kimberly Neary or Jessica Resnick
at 516-520-6076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 6, 2019
Planning Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Intervention for Children with Complex Communication Needs
Presenter: Barbara Weber, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
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