Date: 4/5/2022 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar
Do you have a student who you think might benefit from using eye gaze for Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) and you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you have a student who uses switches, but needs eye gaze as a secondary system? Not sure what the difference between eye gaze and face pointing is? In this webinar we will go over all of these questions and the first steps to using both low tech and high tech AAC, discuss helpful tips and explore next steps.
- Explore at least 3 high tech AAC systems including Tobii Dynavox, PRC, and Skyle
- Learn about calibration and customization features for high tech AAC
- Learn what face pointing is and it’s pros/cons
- Learn how to use low tech AAC and how to make your own
- Learn 6 steps to eye gaze implementation
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.
Email Sue Wright at the SETC office
Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: https://www.pdenroller.org/cwu/catalog/161162