Speech / language impaired

New AAC Funding Source in California

Thursday, January 8, 2015
1:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 Eastern

AbilityTools presents a new program from the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) for California residents.

AbilityTools hosts a webinar on a new program from the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) for California residents in which free devices - including AAC devices - identified as durable medical equipment will be given out at no cost to those who have been prescribed a speech generating device by a licensed medical professional.

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Who is ASHA and What Should an SLP Know About AAC?

ASHA is the American Speech-Languarge-Hearing Association. ASHA has a special intersest division for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and is a leader in defining best practices.

ASHA's AAC Division has a position statement on AAC.

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AT for Common Core College and Career Readiness for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:30 PM Pacific, 7:30 PM Eastern

Communication competency is key to success. AbleNet presents.

From AbleNet: Part 1: Communication

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Social Communication and AAC/SGDs

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents a consideration of the totality of communication for people using AAC and speech-generating devices.

The acquisition of social skills is critical in the successful academic inclusion and competitive employment of all individuals, and especially those with disabilities.

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AAC Treatment and Data Collection

May 28, 2014
9 AM Pacific, 12 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents factors in consideration of AAC features.

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Keeping Tablets Accessible While Living with ALS

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern

Presented by the ALS Association of the Golden West.

The ALS Association of the Golden West will be presenting a webinar that will review a wide variety of access methods that are useful to people with ALS as well   those with many other disabilities.  The emphasis is on how these access methods can be us

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Using Literacy Activities to Build Language in AAC Users

December 10th, 2013
Noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

AbleNet presents a look at using guided reading activities - traditionally used to teach reading strategies - to develop language skills for AAC users.

While we traditionally look at building language skills in order to achieve literacy goals, we can also build those language skills through literacy activities. This webinar from AbleNet University will take a look at using guided reading activities - traditionally used to teach reading strategies - to develop language skills for AAC users.

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Increasing Communication Skills in Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Group Homes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents a range of no tech and low tech options, and even some high tech possibilities through Medicaid funding.

AbleNet University presents Susan Berkowitz, M.S.,C.C.C,SLP. This webinar speaks to the unique challenges of working with adolescents and adults who live in group homes for persons with developmental disabilities.  You will look at the variety of communicative functions and behaviors exhibited and the drawbacks of the structure of these settings.

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SoundingBoard App- Bigger and Better! from AbleNet

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
2 PM Pacific, 5 PM Eastern

This free app has gotten a makeover! SoundingBoard is a communication system that is simple to program and use. Some of the new options include better graphics, screen rotation, new lay-outs, larger message board, and much more.

AbleNet presenter Mo Buti, M.Ed, has been in the field of special education for over 22 years, working with children with severe and profound, moderate, mild and autism disabilities. She has the Director of Special Education degree and certificate from the state of Illinois and her type 75 certificate. She was a teacher, a consultant and now an administrator.

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