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AAC: Introduction to Speak for Yourself

Date: April 28, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00

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Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCCinternet 501

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Description:

Speak for Yourself has a larger and larger following from Maya on YouTube with entire Facebook groups and blogs dedicated to using this application. Join this webinar to learn what all the buzz is about.   This 8 x 15 grid looks busy and overwhelming to some, but it may be the “right answer” for so many of our AAC users with the motor and vision who can handle the stimuli. It promotes motor planning and the hide/show feature along with the “babble” function, which helps the user to toggle from target vocabulary to the whole set of vocabulary. Explore this application with me and see if this application might be right for your students. 

 

Objectives

Participants will understand the basic layout of this app and know how to get started.

Participants will understand how and when to use the hide and babble features

 

Participants will identify features that must be matched to the AAC user to ensure that this app if the best option for your student.

 

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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