AAC Conference Agenda
 

June 10, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration
Assessment of Nonverbal or Minimally Verbal Children
8:00 - 9:00 am Assessment strategies
Overview of existing assessments and theoretical grounding for assessing prelinguistic and linguistic communication
9:00 - 10:45 am How to assess prelinguistic communication with parent/caregiver questionnaires, direct observation, and structure interaction protocols
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:15 pm Using structured communication protocols and the Communication Complexity Scale (CCS) to assess and describe expressive communication abilities
  • How to score communication with the CCS
  • How to combine assessment information to determine meaningful goals and measure progress
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch (included)
1:15 - 1:30 pm Peer Mediated AAC Intervention
Current research in SGD and PM interventions
1:30 - 2:00 pm Setting up the iPad/AAC system and the environment for social success
2:00 - 2:30 pm Measuring effectiveness for nonverbal/ minimally verbal children, including application of the CCS
2:30 - 3:00 pm Teaching peers to Stay-Play-Talk and use the iPad
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm Video examples and activities
4:15 - 4:30 pm Questions & Answers

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