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Webinar Recording - Language Sample Collection and Analysis with People who use AAC Systems: Anyone Can Do It!

  • 16 Jul 2021
  • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
  • 30 Jul 2021
  • 10:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
  • Online

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Language sample collection and analysis 

With people who use AAC


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Webinar Overview

Language samples provide useful, and often surprising, information about the communication development of people who use AAC systems.

Every language sample collected provides a snapshot of the person’s development of vocabulary, grammar, and interaction skills. But few people consistently use language sample collection and analysis (LSCA) as part of their on-going intervention.

This presentation focuses on the use of LSCA as an evidenced-based practice for individuals using manual communication boards and/or speech generating devices and apps.

Case study examples with language samples of both children and adults will be used to demonstrate the process and power of language sample collection and analysis.

Several no/low cost tools will be discussed that assist in the collection and/or analysis of samples in the areas of pragmatics, vocabulary, grammar, and AAC-specific communication issues (e.g., rate of communication, patterns of use, etc.) 

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare expressive language samples collected across different contexts and modalities.

  • Explore different tools to help in language sample collection and analysis.

  • Develop intervention goals based on results of a language sample analysis.

  • Calculate a MLU-M from a language sample using guidelines adjusted for people using an AAC system.

Who is This Workshop For?

Teachers, therapists, and caregivers can all learn how to collect and analyse a language sample in order to provide better AAC intervention! This webinar is for you!

Workshop Details

This 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 the 30th July 2021, the recording will be taken down and no longer available for viewing. 

Webinar Outline

10 minutes - Introduction: Why Do LSCA

60 minutes - Language Sample Collection and Analysis Procedures for People Who Use AAC

15 minutes - Automated Data Collection and Analysis Procedures

5 minutes - Next Steps & Conclusion

About the Presenter

Gail Van Tatenhove PA, MS, CCC-SLP

Gail is a speech-language pathologist with more than 40 years of experience working with children and adults who use AAC systems.

Gail has had a diverse career, focused on AAC. First, she worked in a special school that served children, aged 3 to 22, who had significant, multiple disabilities. Then, she was on a statewide AAC assessment team that served students across the state of Florida, USA.

Gail has also consulted with Semantic Compaction Systems on development of Minspeak® programs, language intervention strategies, and in program development for the Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar Series. Since 1988, Gail has maintained a private practice, providing on-going therapy services with children and adults using AAC systems.


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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