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LAMP in Theory and in Action

  • 12 May 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (AEST)
  • Zoom Webinar


LAMP in Theory and in Action

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Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are nonverbal a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device.

This webinar will introduce the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with auditory output and a natural consequence.

Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism and the benefits of consistent motor planning for communication rate and language development.  

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Learning Outcomes

  • Participant will define the five components of LAMP 

  • Participant will understand the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for individuals who rely on AAC

  • Participant will understand strategies for teaching language with respect to stages of motor learning

Who is This Workshop For?

This workshop is for any person new to the AAC process, or wanting to know more about language organisation systems and AAC software platforms.

This webinar will be helpful if you are a speech pathologist, family member, or educator exploring language organisation systems for a person with complex communication needs. 

Workshop Details

Live online via Zoom (times are early morning, to accommodate the time difference between Australia and America).

Wednesday 12th May, 2021

QLD / NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS:  9am

SA / NT:    8:30am

WA:   7am

Your registration gives you access to a recording link* and the slide handouts.

*Please note: at the presenter's request, the recording will only be available to view for 2 weeks following the live presentation. After this time, the recording will be taken down and no longer available for viewing. 

Webinar Outline

30 minutes - Overview of components of LAMP approach

30 minutes - Language Connections/multisensory convergence/segmentation of speech

15 minutes - Implementation strategies

15 minutes - Summary and Q & A

About the Presenters

John Halloran 

John Halloran, a speech-language pathologist, is the Senior Clinical Associate for The Center for AAC and Autism. He has worked in the field of AAC since 1994 and is co-author of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning approach.

John received his master’s in Communicative Disorders from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1992. After graduation, he worked at Arkansas Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, specializing in assistive technology. He has also owned a pediatric therapy clinic and after-school care for children with disabilities. He has taught augmentative communication at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has a special interest in children who are challenged by severe physical or cognitive disabilities. He also finds much reward in exploring ways to best implement assistive technology with children who have autism. He has presented extensively on the LAMP approach.

Lance McLemore 

Lance McLemore is an ambassador for Prentke Romich Company and The Center for AAC and Autism. He has presented at several conferences. He got his first AAC device when he was about 24. In 2016 he started using an Accent 1000 from PRC. He found the first robust language system that allowed him to communicate quickly and fluently: LAMP Words for Life. He shares his experience and insight with this language system at conferences, workshops, trainings, universities, schools, and camps. He wants more people to be aware of AAC and the lives of people who use it.

Disclosure and Sponsorship

AGOSCI has proudly partnered with Liberator Australia to present this information to our Australian Audience. Liberator has fully sponsored this event, for which AGOSCI is immensely grateful. All revenues made will return directly to the presenters in recognition of their time and expertise.

AGOSCI is an independent body and does not endorse individual products or brands.

AGOSCI acknowledges the presence and contributions of all suppliers and resources available in the Australian AAC marketplace.

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