You Should See What They’re Saying: More AAC Talking with Data Logging

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT19-WEB06-LB
Webinar Fee: $39

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It’s daunting to get everyone not just trained, but really using AAC systems to model and teach language. Many devices have built-in data logging, so it is easier than ever to see what is being said on speech generating devices to monitor progress, tweak goals and determine staff training needs. How do you use that data once you see it? Meet four communicators using different speech generating devices at home, school, an ABA center and the community and see how their individual data helps guides instruction and gets everyone fired up for communication!

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe data logging and list at least 5 speech generating devices/apps that have this feature.
  2. Participants will be able to name 4 elements of data logging and tell how unique information can be used to set goals and drive instruction.
  3. Participants will be able to list 3 strategies supported by data logging that can help team members work together to increase communication with a speech generating device.


Beth Waite-Lafever

AAC Specialist
Breakout Engineering, Inc
Beth has a B.S. and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA certification, the RESNA ATP, and is a Certified LAMP Professional. She has over 30 years of experience working with individuals using augmentative communication, their families, and school staff. Beth started the Augmentative Communication Program at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis, Indiana in the late 1980's. Later she served as the AAC/AT Coordinator for a 6 school special education co-op. She is on staff at CRG/Children’s Resource Group in Indianapolis. Currently she is a speech-language pathologist and assistive technology coach for MSD of Martinsville, a school district in southern Indiana. Beth has provided hundreds of presentations, trainings and webinars at the state, national and international level. Past presentations have been provided at the Indiana Speech and Hearing Association, PATINS State Technology Conference, Closing the Gap, ISAAC, and ATIA. She has also created and resented online trainings for AbleNet and PRC. Beth is proud to be the co-creator of the Indiana AAC Summit, a statewide conference that brings together front-line providers of AAC from across the state to network and learn from each other.
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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, OTs

Experience Level


Content Area

Basic Communication Process Area

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