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Event Description

 

AAC Considerations for English/Spanish Bilingual Users webinar

Date: February 4, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00

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Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCCinternet 501

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Description:

English/Spanish bilingual homes. We know that students need to use their AAC at home and school for optimal acquisition and development of language. This webinar will show participants bilingual options and discuss the pros and cons of systems. We will also take a look at a case study over time and see how she has become a bilingual AAC user.

 

Objectives

 

Participants will become familiar with three bilingual AAC options

Participants will understand how motor planning is challenging with these systems. 

Participants will see how to progress a bilingual student from choice-making to robust communication at home and school.

Presenter:

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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