Registration open for 2018 Augmentative, Alternative Communiation workshop Mar. 2

By: Elizabeth Turner

For children with severe communication impairments who are unable to communicate using natural speech, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can open up other ways to express themselves and connect with families, teachers, and friends. The eighth annual Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Workshop will be held Friday, Mar. 2, at the Vanderbilt Commons on Peabody campus.

The AAC Workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a series of four speakers sharing insights on "AAC for Specific Populations: Autism and Visual Impairments." Lisa Wallace, M.S., CCC-SLP, will discuss "Coaching Parents of Young Children with Autism to Use Visual Supports at Home." Vicki Wolczyk, M.A., CCC-SLP, will present "How Do You Work With a Student Who is Blind or Has a Visual Impairment: Making Language Tangible." Monique Bird, M.A., CCC-SLP, will share "Using Tangible Core Symbols: Word Walls and Communication," and Deedra Finch, M.Ed., CTVI will present "Using Tangible Core Symbols for Communication, Word Walls and Story Kits for Students Who Are Blind/Visual Impairments and Intellectual Disabilities."

Registration fees for the workshop are $175 for professionals; $125 a person for groups of two or more from the same school or agency if they register at the same time; and $50 for students and parents. The Friday workshop fee includes lunch/breaks and instructional resources. Attendees can earn .6 ASHA CEUs if they attend the entire Friday workshop. Click here for more information or to register for the AAC Workshop.

The 2018 AAC Workshop is co-sponsored by the Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt Peabody College; the Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center; the Vanderbilt Consortium LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Training Program; the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD); and the Technology Access Center.

For more information, call (615) 322-8240.

Last Updated: 2/7/2018 10:58:28 AM

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