Successful outcomes for individuals using AAC
Ongoing assessment and intervention planning
Join Tracy Kovach
LIVE from Denver, USA
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Achieving successful outcomes for people who use AAC requires identifying their current and desired levels of communicative competence. Assessing skills in multiple environments and with multiple communication partners is essential for both short-term and long-term intervention planning. Knowledge of functioning in all areas of communicative competence supports a shared responsibility for achieving meaningful outcomes.
This webinar will:
- ldentify the areas that define communicative competence;
- Suggest a method to assess current and desired skills in those areas;
- Define an evidence-based intervention plan that results in successful outcomes for individuals using AAC.
Who is This Workshop For?
This webinar is relevant for all whose role involves AAC assessment, goal setting, and outcomes measurement. This webinar may be particularly helpful for those who are reporting to NDIS or other funding bodies on AAC goals, therapy planning, and outcomes.
Live online via Zoom - this is a half day webinar (5 hours total, including breaks)
Friday 20th May, 2022
QLD / NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS: 10:00 am - 3:00pm
SA / NT: 9:30am - 2:30pm
WA: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Your registration gives you access to the live webinar, and relevant handouts.
About the Presenter
Tracy M. Kovach PhD, CCC-SLP
Tracy M. Kovach PhD, CCC-SLP has 30+ years of experience supporting individuals using AAC systems. She has worked in public schools, clinic programs and is the former program director of AAC services at Children’s Hospital Colorado where she developed and directed the Talking with Technology Camp for 25 years.
Dr. Kovach has taught AAC and Related Disabilities courses at the University of Colorado, Metropolitan University of Denver (Colorado), and Adams State University (Colorado), and is a former associate professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (CU Anschutz Medical Campus).
She is the author of The AAC Profile: A Continuum of Learning and co-author of the chapter "Visual Issues and Access to AAC" in Communicative Competence for Individuals who use AAC: From Research to Effective Practice (2003; Light, Beukelman, Reichle, Eds.).
Dr. Kovach has presented at and been involved in the leadership of state, country and international organizations related to speech and language and AAC. She is a twice past president of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Executive Committee and Board member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Dr. Kovach is an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Fellow. She lives in Denver, CO USA and is currently in private practice where she works with children who use AAC and their families. She is also a consultant to the Semantic Compaction Systems Company in Pittsburgh, PA.
Disclosure and Sponsorship
AGOSCI has proudly partnered with Liberator Australia to present this information to our Australian audience. AGOSCI would like to thank Liberator for their sponsorship and assistance to coordinate this live international online event.
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.