Creating Communication Competence for People with Severe Impairments
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB04-AR
Webinar Fee: $39
Working with individuals with complex physical, cognitive, and visual needs can be daunting. This webinar will walk you through starting with single switch activation for non-communicative means (i.e. cause and effect skills) and building upon single switch activation to create robust communication experiences. This single switch activation can lead to many levels of communication on low and high tech AAC systems, especially when auditory scanning methodologies are applied. This webinar will also discuss these varying levels of communication and the importance of multidisciplinary treatment to make this possible.
- Participants will describe the hierarchy of moving from using a switch for cause and effect, to single message communication, to a more robust scanning methodology on low tech and high tech AAC devices.
- Participants will be able to explain 3 reasons participating in multidisciplinary treatment will improve communication competence for people with complex communication needs.
- Participants will be able to explain when and how to use auditory scanning with low and high tech AAC options.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
AT Professionals, OTs