Avoiding Presumptions: The Pitfalls of “Presuming Competence”

Live Broadcast Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT19-WEB10-LB
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

The ideology of “presuming competence” has become a buzzword and is increasingly incorporated into practice within the field of AAC, despite its pseudoscientific origins and lack of supporting evidence. This webinar will discuss the benefits of recognizing the potential of all communicators, while maintaining an individualized lens for current abilities and future needs. In other words, how do we support each individual’s potential, while offering opportunities and expectations within their ZPD?​

Learning Objectives

  1. The learner will identify 3 limitations to presuming competence without consideration for an individual’s current abilities and zone of proximal development.
  2. The learner will define stimulability and the zone of proximal development as they relate to AAC system selection and goal development.
  3. The learner will identify 2 tools that provide data to aid in goal development within the zone of proximal development.

Speakers

Katie O'Neil

Speech-Language Pathologist
Boston Children's Hospital Augmentative Communication Program
Katie O’Neil, MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist in the Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a diagnostic clinician specializing in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and has worked in the field of AAC in various settings. Katie received her MS from Emerson College in Boston, MA. She has spoken nationally and internationally on AAC-related topics and has a particular interest in sensory impairment as it relates to AAC.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Rebecca McCarthy

Speech-Language Pathologist
Boston Children's Hospital Augmentative Communication Program
Rebecca McCarthy, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who has worked in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in various settings, including her current role as a diagnostic clinician within Boston Children's Hospital Augmentative Communication Program. Rebecca received her Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Rebecca has spoken nationally and internationally on a range of topics related to AAC.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No

Strand

Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, OTs

Experience Level

Intermediate

Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

Type: IACET
Number of hours: 1.0
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.1

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