Communication Assistive Technology for Early Intervention
This online training sponsored by UATP, was presented by Stacey Sessions, a Speech Language Pathologist at Utah State University working as a clinical supervisor and instructor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education. She works mainly with children and adults with severe communication impairments.
The training covers various types of assistive technology used to support symbolic communication development, specifically:
-No-tech communication supports such as picture communication boards, and object symbol communication devices,
-Communication devices with voice output, and,
-High tech communication devices such as PRC, Dynavox, and iPad.
Also covered was the initial strategies to teach children how to communicate using these various communication devices, to reduce children's dependency on prompting. The training is useful for parents, teachers, speech language pathologists or other professionals who work with children who would benefit from using assistive technology to support communication.
View the archived webinar on YouTube with captions.