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Parallel learning for independent, autonomous communication using an auditory scanning SGD

October 30 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm EDT

Objectives:

1. Identify the complex integration of sensory, motor, cognitive, social, communication and language skills required to operate an auditory scanning SGD

2. Describe a process for parallel learning to operate an auditory scanning SGD, including the development of operational, cognitive, psychosocial and linguistic competencies

3. Discuss the role of a non-electronic AAC system and ‘simple powerful’ electronic page set to provide access to autonomous communication and language now and as part of the parallel learning process to develop more independent communication in the future

4. Explain how “Stepping Stones for Switch Access” (Burkhart) is used within the parallel learning process to provide the graded repetition and practice with intent, purpose and variation to learn movements to operate and auditory scanning SGD.

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Date:
October 30
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8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EDT
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Online (Zoom)

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Abstract

Communicating using an auditory scanning speech generating device (SGD) is no simple task.  It requires the complex integration of sensory, motor, cognitive, social, communication and language skills.  Individuals who may benefit from using an auditory scanning SGD are likely to have multiple challenges and may have limited previous experience (learning) to communicate with an AAC system.  Attempting to simultaneously juggle new learning for operational, linguistic, psychosocial and strategic competencies can lead to frustration and limited success.  

This presentation will present a parallel learning process to develop all skills required to communicate using an auditory scanning SGD.   This process includes strategies for developing the automaticity of movements for switch access, operational skills for auditory scanning, social and language and language competencies to autonomously communicate in the real world. 

Come and learn practical intervention strategies based on research and clinical experience. Case examples will be used to demonstrate development over time.