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AAC and MND: Considerations Over Time - Webinar presented by Kristin Whitfield

  • 28 Nov 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEDT)
  • Online via Zoom



 AAC and MND:
Considerations over time

Presented by

Kristin Whitfield

Kindly sponsored by Control Bionics


Webinar Overview

Most individuals with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) will use Augmentative or Alternative Communication (AAC) at some point after their diagnosis.  The type of AAC and way they use it can differ significantly over time, however.  In this session, we will discuss considerations for preparing for AAC, using various types of AAC, and making changes to the AAC system.  Join us for suggestions to make the journey with AAC and MND easier and more successful.

Learning Objectives  

As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast at least 3 options for voice and message banking
  2. State the primary measurement that indicates when to refer individuals with MND for an AAC assessment
  3. State at least three changes that may need to be made to an AAC device after an individual with MND has been using it for a time


Kristin Whitfield

Kristin Whitfield, MA, CCC-SLP is the Clinical Education Specialist for Control Bionics. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist in multiple different settings, specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for most of her career. Kristin has presented on various AAC topics at local, national, international, and online conferences/workshops. Her desire is to help others love AAC, and the people who use it, as much as she does. Presenter Disclosure:

  • Financial: Kristin is employed by Control Bionics and receives a salary for her work.
  • Nonfinancial: Kristin has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Webinar Details

This is a LIVE 60 minute webinar. A recording will be available to view afterwards for a short time.

5 minutes:  Introduction

10 minutes:  What to do before AAC is needed

20 minutes:  Acquiring and beginning to use AAC

10 minutes:  Making changes to AAC systems over time

10 minutes: Case study

5 minutes:  Wrap-up and questions

Content Disclosure:  The content of this training is relevant to many different kinds of AAC systems.  Because the presenter works for Control Bionics, all examples will be shown using Control Bionics products.  

Start times

QLD: 11am

NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS: 12pm 

SA: 11:30am

NT: 10:30am

WA: 9am


AGOSCI is grateful to Kristin and Control Bionics for sponsoring this webinar for our audience. Sponsorship allows AGOSCI to offer webinars like these are heavily discounted prices.

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

AGOSCI acknowledges the presence and contributions of all suppliers and expertise in the Australian and International communities of AAC and diverse communication.

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