When should 'verbal' kiddos use AAC? webinar
Date: October 6, 2014
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|Brenda Del Monte, MA-CCC-SLP, AAC Specialist||Internet||50||1|
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They have words. They can repeat everything. They have memorized entire movies. But is their communication functional? This webinar will look at what is functional verbal communication and what is just 'being verbal'. Children on the Autism spectrum can be verbal and intelligible but still not participate in meaningful communication. Therefore they are missing out on social interactions and learning opportunities that help them grow. AAC with a verbal child can be motivating, reinforcing, interesting, functional and expanding. This webinar will talk about the pros and cons of using AAC with a “verbal” child.
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Brenda Del Monte is a speech language pathologist and an assistive technology facilitator. She has worked as an SLP in Washington state public schools for 7 years and currently works in the Ferndale School District. Her background includes experience in the medical setting, private setting and birth-to-three. Her role at SETC involves teaching webinars and classes, creating video tutorials, and collaborating with districts on implementing assistive technology with children with wide range of physical and cognitive abilities.