| Academics | Graduate School | Communication Sciences and Disorders Workshop
Friday, April 138:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.Campus Location: Ghosh Science and Technology Center, Room 102Cost: $175 (includes lunch)Coordinator: Dr. Kristina CurroThis course is offered for 0.6 CEUs, Intermediate level, Professional area.
Satisfactory Completion Requirements: Completion of the workshop. Partial CEUs are not available.
To register by mail or fax, use the Workshop Registration Form. To register by phone, call 508-929-8127 with your credit card information. (No refunds will be given after 5 p.m. on April 11.) Who Should Attend
Content focused on the principles of successful implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The presenters identified barriers to successful AAC implementation, provided examples of effective implementation of AAC, and discussed AAC implementation across settings and devices to meet the needs of individuals served.
Learning ObjectivesAs a result of this workshop, learners will be able to:
Nerissa Hall, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ATP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist, the co-founder of Commūnicāre, LLC, and an assistive technology practioner. She specializes in augmentative and alternative communication, assistive technology, telepractice, and tele-AAC. She practices in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Nerissa is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and 18: Telepractice.
DisclosuresFinancial: Dr. Hall is receiving an honorarium for the presentation. Non-Financial: Dr. Hall has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Hillary Jellison, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist, an Augmentative Communication Specialist, and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She is the co-founder of Commūnicāre, LLC, a company specializing in augmentative and alternative communication and innovative therapeutic services. Hillary provides specialized consultation, intervention, and training services in the state of Massachusetts. Hillary is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 12: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and 18: Telepractice. Disclosures Financial: Ms. Jellison is receiving an honorarium for the presentation. Non-Financial: Ms. Jellison has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Introduction8:30-9 a.m. Overview of AAC systems, discussion of AAC implementation with examples9-10:30 a.m.Break 10:30-10:45 a.m.Overview of the fundamentals of AAC implementation10:45 a.m. - 12 noon Lunch12-1 p.m.AAC implementation fundamentals continued1-2:30 p.m.Break2:30-2:45 p.m.Discussion of AAC implementation across settings and systems2:45-4 p.m.