Virtual Day with the Experts: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
October 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Learn about the latest advances in augmentative and alternative communication and hear from a panel of experts — individuals who use AAC and family members.
Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Live via Zoom
|When:||Saturday, October 24, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
|Where:||Live Online via Zoom – Register to obtain Zoom code|
|About:||Learn about the latest advances in augmentative and alternative communication and hear from a panel of experts — individuals who use AAC and family members.|
|Registration:||Click here to register|
|Live Broadcast:||Live Online via Zoom – Register to obtain Zoom code|
|Download:||2020 Program & Schedule (pdf)
Schedule & Program
|9:00–9:05 am||“Welcome” – Qiang Chang, PhD, Director, Waisman Center|
|9:05–9:30 am||“Intro to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and the Waisman Center AAC Programs”|
Annette Stone, MA, CCC-SLP
For our first year hosting the Day with the Experts: AAC, we look forward to introducing attendees to the AAC programs at the Waisman Center. These include the Communication Aids & Systems Clinic (CASC), Communication Development Program (CDP), AAC Partnership Program, and our newest ECHO AAC learning community. We will give a brief overview of what AAC is and the focus of each program’s supports and services.
|9:30–10:00 am||Communicating During COVID: Tips and Tricks for Successful Use of AAC over Virtual Communication Platforms|
Cat Kanter, MS, CCC-SLP
Anastasia Wilson, MCH LEND Trainee and Self-Advocate
During the COVID-19 pandemic we have all learned new ways of communicating with our families, friends, colleagues, and others. Using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies can create different opportunities and challenges when communicating over virtual platforms. This talk will provide tips and tricks for using AAC during COVID from the perspectives of both a speech language pathologist and an individual who uses an AAC device as her primary mode of communication.
|10:00–10:30 am||PANEL DISCUSSION — A panel of experts that includes individuals who use AAC and family members|