TherapyTravelers - September 2018

AAC Technology CEU Courses for SLPs

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AAC and Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Part 1
Presented by Rebecca Eisenberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8935Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is Part 1 of a two-part series on augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) and adults with developmental disabilities. This course will provide a basic overview of AAC, assessment, communication goals, barriers, and key factors to consider when recommending a communication system for adults with developmental disabilities.

An iPad for AAC? What You Need to Know
Presented by Stephanie Meehan, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8913Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will briefly discuss foundations of AAC assessment and review a variety of AAC applications for the iPad. Ways to use the iPad for AAC success will also be discussed.

Screen Time: Supporting Young Children and Their Families in the Digital Age
Presented by Stacey Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8901Level: Introductory1 Hour
New research and a fresh outlook by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) confirm that screen-time for young children is rapidly increasing at younger ages. This course will provide strategies for staying current on this rapidly evolving topic and share tools for supporting caregivers of today's youngest and most vulnerable media users.

Case Studies in AAC
Presented by Trina Becker, MS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8872Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will review case studies of individuals who use augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Participants will learn how to apply knowledge of communication independence levels, a continuum of goals, and evidence-based intervention strategies in order to determine appropriate plans for treatment.

Strengthening Students' Core Vocabulary for Powerful Communication
Presented by Trina Becker, MS, CCC-SLP
VideoAudio
Course: #8809Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Do you struggle with choosing vocabulary for your students' augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) systems that will promote communication success across environments and communication partners? Core vocabulary should be considered when choosing an appropriate AAC system, writing goals, and developing powerful communication for individuals who use AAC.

Designing, Selecting, and Implementing AAC Supports for Adults with Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Presented by Jessica Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8776Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This course will focus on the process of selecting and implementing augementative/alternative communication (AAC) supports that are functional and personally relevant for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Demonstration of various strategies for clinical use, depicted through case-study examples, will also be included.

AAC and Voice-Activated Smart Speakers - Moving Beyond, "Tell me a Joke"
Presented by Patty Ashby, MNS, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #8761Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on using voice-activated smart speakers with augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) users to facilitate novel language for genuine purposes. Case examples with videos demonstrating the use of Amazon ECHO and ECHO Dot will be provided.

Recreational Technologies: Preparing for the ATP Exam
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #8679Level: Introductory1 Hour
The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Recreational Technologies. This course will cover the content area including recreational technologies for people who have motor, cognitive, and/or sensory impairments. Areas addressed include play, games, sports, and exercise.

Alternative and Augmentative Communication: Preparing for the ATP Exam
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #8681Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course presents Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) topics included in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification examination. It will address definitions, terminology, access methods and strategies to optimize use, as well as mounting and interfacing with power wheelchairs.

Cognitive Technologies: Preparing for the ATP Exam
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #8682Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course presents Cognitive Technologies topics included in the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification examination. Cognitive technologies are designed to increase independence and safety for clients with cognitive impairments, and the content of this course will include definitions and categories of equipment, as well as examples.