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Autism, Sensory Processing and Functional AAC use Webinar

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 12:00-1:00

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Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCCinternet 501

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He just won’t sit still. All she will do is stim on the buttons (tap tap tap). He only has one topic of interest. She already talks in scripts. 

We’ve all heard these “clinical reasons” that would in some professional’s minds rule out an individual as a candidate for AAC use. Come learn with us how to quickly identify an individual's sensory needs, hands-on strategies to facilitate sensory regulation as well as device features that match the individuals' sensory needs. This class will make clear the need for an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to AAC. 

3 objectives:
1.  Participants will learn how to differentiate “behavior” vs sensory needs 
2. Participants will learn how deficits in sensory processing and self-regulation inhibit functional AAC use
3. Participants will learn how sensory support Strategies to facilitate functional AAC use. 


Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC, 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.

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