“Speechie Side Up” Presents AAC

Course Number
1754
Price
24.99
Overview
This course is FREE for ALL members of SpeechTherapyPD.com, unlimited memberships start at $89/year: Become a Member
Presenters:
Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC and Venita Litvack, MA, CCC-SLP
In this episode Michelle is joined by the hostess with Venita Litvack, MA, CCC-SLP, of “The Speechie Side Up” Podcast and SLP Blog. Today they cover all “thangs” AAC. Ever struggled to find credible resources for learning more about theory and history of best practices behind pediatric AAC, or how to implement AA with a complex pediatric patient, or… and here is the kicker…getting the daycare teachers or the ECSE on board with using the device within their classrooms? Venita is here to take those frustrations and worries away! Enjoy the nerdy-gal conversation between two podcasters who love their field and particularly AAC! 
Objective

By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  1. Three resources for learning more about best practices for AAC with their pediatric patients.
  2. Three resources for learning more about best practices for implementing AAC with their pediatric patients.
  3. Three strategies to get “buy-in” from teachers on AAC utilization within a classroom/daycare setting.
About Venita: Venita Litvack, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist currently serving as a full-time Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant for Broward County Public Schools in Broward County, Florida. Venita has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA. Venita also co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.

About Michelle: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP is an accomplished lecturer and PEDs Therapist, she has written and given numerous ASHA approved CEU lectures on such topics as Infantile Spasm and Oropharyngeal Dysphagia, along with Apps and ST, and co-authored a course on Best Practices in EI. She has also given an AOTA-approved lecture on Sensory Integration from the SLP perspective.  Michelle has delivered lectures at the SCSHA Convention and twice with the SCATP Expo. 
Additional Information


This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)


Time-Ordered Agenda:

0-10: Introductions and Backgrounds

10-20: Discuss resources available for learning about best practices behind pediatric AAC. 

20-30: Discuss resources available for learning about best practice with regard to implementing pediatric AAC.

30-45: Discuss strategies for creating “buy-in” with classroom teachers regarding AAC use by the patient.

45-1:00: Questions and Answers


Disclosure Statement for Michelle Dawson:

Financial: Michelle Dawson is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.


Disclosure Statement for Venita Litvack:

Financial: Venita Litvack is a presenter for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalties.

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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