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1/11/2022, Coaching AAC with Sensory Seekers- Follow up!

Date: 1/11/2022 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar

Description

This is a follow-up to our 11/2/21 webinar “Coaching Communication with Sensory Seekers,” but with new material and continued conversation. 

Join the discussion on how to best serve students with unique sensory needs as it relates to AAC. In addition to sharing our own strategies and tools we want to hear from you! What strategies work like a charm and which ones crash and burn? Bring your success stories and ongoing head scratchers. All are welcome- attendance at the first webinar (11/2/21) is not required. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the possible functions behind stimming behaviors
  2. Learn one strategy to implement for AAC use with sensory seeking behavior
  3. Learn one strategy to increase functional participation with AAC 
  4. Review customization strategies to reduce repetitive movement with AAC systems. 

Presenters

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.

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

The new clock hours link for fall 2022 webinar series will be posted in August.