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The Speech, Language & Hearing Association
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Saturday, October 18th 2014
As conveyed in the Communication Bill of Rights, every individual has the right to communicate. There are many different ways in which persons can convey needs, desires, thoughts and information. There are also numerous assistive technology options available to assist persons with severe communication disorders to communicate. Those individuals with complex communication needs may require the use of Augmentative or Alternative Communication (AAC). Successful AAC outcomes start with comprehensive, accurate assessment. Performing Evidenced Based AAC Assessments remains a challenge to many team members. With the complexity of AAC evaluation, the diversity of those needing assessment and the overwhelming choices of devices and possible systems, the need for a systematic, evidence based and comprehensive approach to assessment is critical to the goal of successful AAC use. This session provides an overview of the major components of the AAC evaluation, guidelines for tailoring the evaluation process to the specific communication needs of the AAC user, and methods for incorporating clinical decision making into the assistive technology feature matching process. Learn how to mix art (clinical expertise) and science (quality research) to provide comprehensive, evidence-based AAC evaluations.
1. Discuss the major components of an AAC assessment.
2. Determine appropriate tools to utilize in AAC evaluation process
3. Identify resources to utilize in the decision making and selection of AAC system
WHEN: Saturday, October 18th 2014
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn
15 Crossroads Court
Newburgh, NY 12550
TIME: 8:00 – 8:30 Sign in Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 3:30 Presentation (lunch included)
$100* SHAHV MEMBERS
$125* Non-Members (Includes 2014 membership)
$20* Students (attach current student ID)
* add $25 if postmarked after October 1, 2014
Credit Card payments are accepted through PayPal ($1 processing fee added)
Note: New members must complete our membership application.
Checks are payable to:
5 Hampton Court
Wallkill NY 12589
This seminar is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area) ASHA CEUs available through the Speech, Language, Hearing Association of the Hudson Valley
The January 30 Winter Banquet was cancelled, replaced by the free webinar, iPad 101 for SLPs, on February 27, for 1.5 professional development hours.
Thanks to all who attended SHAHV's Fall Conference, Intervention Strategies for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing:
A Problem-Solving Approach, presented by Dr. Cindy Arroyo. Thanks to your overwhelming response, this was SHAHV's first sold-out conference.
Please complete our membership application.
SHAHV is a professional association comprised of local speech-language pathologists and audiologists from Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties within New York State.
Mission: to provide resources to speech-language pathology and audiology professionals in the above counties to facilitate optimal evaluation and treatment of individuals with communication challenges. Particularly, SHAHV is dedicated to arranging continuing education opportunities and encouraging a strong network of professionals to foster cooperative learning. The association is run by volunteers from both professions.