Friday, February 22, 2013

AAC Serving Non-speakers in Medical Settings: Quick Strategies with and without technology - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION EXTENDED!!!

Early Bird Registration has been extended one week! Register by Friday, March 8th to receive this discount!

The University of Washington

Speech & Hearing Sciences
Center for Technology & Disability Studies
Are co-sponsoring a Workshop

Friday March 22, 2013
7273 Linderson Way SW
Labor & Industries Auditorium
Tumwater, WA 98501
Full day course offering 0.6 CEUs from ASHA

Student scholarships and discounts for SLPs in their CF year will be available during early bird registration

AAC Serving Non-speakers in Medical Settings: Quick Strategies with and without technology

This one-day workshop will focus on serving non-speaking adults, teens and youth in medical settings, ranging from intensive care to rehabilitation and long-term care. Particular emphasis will be given to serving individuals who have lost communication abilities due to traumatic brain injury, stroke, cancer, or degenerative disease. Addressing the Joint Commission Standard RI.2.100 which requires that the organization "respects the patient's right to and need for effective communication," this course begins with oral strategies but quickly moves to aided communication with and without technology.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe three broad categories of AAC referrals in a medical setting.
  • Design an AAC Toolkit of materials that will provide the basic tools for serving most patients.
  • Convert an ordinary laptop computer into a Speech Generating Device (SGD) that will suffice for some patients with good hand control.
  • Describe several low-tech and no-tech strategies that can be set up quickly for some patients with severe motor impairments.
  • Use Features-based approach to describe and recommend either traditional AAC devices or new mobile devices with apps.
  • Explain the SLPs changing role in AAC with new technology.
Patricia Dowden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington. She has been teaching, researching and providing clinical services to children and adults with complex needs for over 30 years.

This course is offered for 0.6 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

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