Merging Traditional Techniques With iDevices & AAC — Presentation

Caron, J. (November 14, 2013).  Merging Traditional Techniques With iDevices & Augmentative & Alternative Communication.  Seminar at ASHA in Chicago, IL.


Clinicians may feel forced to choose between targeting speech production and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Examples of a hybrid approach, merging traditional AAC strategies with current mobile technology and combining AAC with “traditional” speech training techniques, will be discussed.

Learner Outcomes:

Learner Outcome 1:  List three factors that affect speech intelligibility and describe one possible solution to the barrier

Learner Outcome 2: Name and describe at least three AAC strategies that are evidence-based and commonly used with children with severe speech sound disorders

Learner Outcome 3: Discuss a hierarchy of communication strategies that move from less to more dependency on AAC systems

While at ASHA 2013, Jess will also be presenting a Seminar on “Mobile devices and app selection: Who is driving the decision process?” on November 14th.

Previously she participated in a free webcast around “Mobile Devices and Communication Apps: Current Trends and Future Directions” with Dr. Howard Shane from Boston Children’s Hospital and along with Penn State’s Dr. David McNaughton, and Dr. Sam Sennott (now an assistant professor at Portland State University).   That discussion featured benefits of mobile communication technology, the assessment process, learning about new apps, intervention, vocabulary and language skills, considerations for the future with these technologies, and additional resources.

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