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Augcomm New Jersey: A Forum on AAC Devices for Parents and Professionals

Augcomm New Jersey: A Forum on Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Parents and Professionals will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 from 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM in Somerset, NJ.

Learn how parents, teachers, speech therapists and case managers can work together to allow kids with autism and others who cannot communicate verbally to tell us what they want and need. This event will offer a process-oriented overview of the steps necessary to create a person-first strategy for the use of AAC tools.

Speakers and panelists will provide participants with practical advice and perspectives on:
-The effective use of AAC in the provision of a free and appropriate public education
-Evaluating high-tech and low-tech AAC tools based on an individual’s needs
-Selecting vocabulary goals to support appropriate and meaningful communication
-Parent/professional collaboration to enhance a child’s communication ability at home, in school and in the community
-Funding of AAC devices

For more information and to register see: Augcomm NJ

 

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