Date: 09/12/2023 Time: 11:30-12:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar
AAC Q & A is an interactive session designed to provide individuals with an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, and exchange ideas related to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assessment and implementation. These sessions are led by a knowledgeable AAC professional who can provide guidance and support to participants. Those in attendance are also encouraged to share their expertise and experiences. The Q&A session may cover a range of topics, including selecting and using AAC tools, strategies for promoting communication, and overcoming communication barriers. The session is typically informal and flexible, allowing participants to ask questions and discuss topics that are most relevant to their needs and interests. The intent of these sessions is to provide a valuable forum for individuals to connect with others, share information and resources, and gain support in their journey towards successfully supporting AAC users.
Sarah Kinsella, MA CCC-SLP
Sarah Kinsella is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and supporting students with complex communication needs. She holds a Master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and has worked in the public school setting for 11 years. She also served as the district Assistive Technology Specialist for 7 years, working with multidisciplinary teams and families to support students with a variety of Assistive Technology and AAC needs. She is passionate about her field and thankful for the students with whom she works as they help her learn and grow along the way.
Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC
Brenda Del Monte has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. Brenda received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Washington University. She has worked with children and adults with multiple disabilities since 2003. Brenda owns Technically Speaking, PLLC, a company that serves those who use AAC. As an expert in AAC, Brenda contracts with Advanced Therapy Solutions to evaluate, train and treat those with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions.
Brenda serves as a practice scholar research mentor at Northern Arizona University’s OTD program. Brenda has taught courses for Central Washington University, Arizona State University Speech-Language Pathology SLP Master’s Program and Northern Arizona University Occupational Doctoral students.
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The new clock hours link for the winter-spring webinar series has also been posted on the professional development page. One entry is all that is needed for the clock-hour portion of this training. The clock hours link for fall 2023 will be posted in August.