How Young Is Too Young for Assistive Technology Webinar
Date: March 17, 2020
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|Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC||internet||50||1|
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“He’s not ready.” “She’s too young.”
There is no such thing. The only way to “get ready” for assistive technology is to begin to use it. And, there are no age constraints to assistive technology. However, it takes a skilled clinician to understand how a young child can access assistive technology, decide where to start and match assistive technology to young and complicated bodies. Come learn with us about assistive technology and how to begin with our youngest users. This class will help you move toward assistive technology for your most complex children.
- Participants will learn three areas of development that very young children can benefit from assistive technology.
- Participants will learn about types of switches and switch placement most appropriate for our youngest and most complicated bodies.
- Participants will learn three ways to accommodate for hearing, vision, and dual sensory loss as it relates to assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication.
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.