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.
As a result of this activity, the participant will be able to:
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:
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.
NSW / ACT / VIC / TAS: 12pm
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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