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09/22/2022, AAC Talk: Tips for How to Support AAC Users

Date: 09/22/2022 Time: 4:30-5:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar

Description

This AAC group social meeting is in its 3rd year!  We have changed the format to more frequent 30 minute meetings 2 times per month with some interview style conversations on specific topics to kick off each session. Our goal is to connect AAC users, their families and providers in a relaxed interactive video chat environment! Karanveer is an expert and very social AAC user who hopes to provide a friendly online forum to support AAC users and their families.  He hopes to give an opportunity for each person to share their feelings, experiences and ideas with the group.  Karanveer will be ready to answer any questions and will be responsive to the needs and interests expressed by the group. Come join us!

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will share their personal experiences of using/supporting AAC devices in an online learning model.
  2. Participants will explain how to leverage AAC devices to engage students in their school, community and pursue their passions.

Presenters

Karanveer Singh

Karanveer is a charismatic young man living with cerebral palsy who communicates primarily with a dynamic eye gaze communication system. He is a college student and business owner who enjoys sharing how Assistive Technology has helped him overcome his disability to more fully participate in his family life, school and community. His goals are to be successful as a professional movie editor and help other people with disabilities. His business, Handsomejatt Consulting Services, includes contracts for film editing, speaking and consulting for local school districts and other professional organizations in Washington State. He has presented as a keynote speaker, facilitated webinars and engaged many audiences with his interactive Question and Answer sessions. Karanveer will capture your heart and inspire you as he shares how assistive technology has changed his life and helped him communicate with the world. 

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.

Contact

Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

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