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Assistive Technology for Adults and Children in Clinical Settings

  • 24 Sep 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Emerson College, Bill Bordy Theater (First Floor) 216 Tremont Street Boston, MA

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  • Free one-year membership included in Non-Member price.

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Assistive Technology in Clinical Settings


Morning session:

Joanne Lasker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 

AAC Assessment and Intervention for Adults with Aphasia using the AAC-Aphasia Framework

Afternoon session:

Mary Giunta, M.A., CCC-SLP 

Practical Resources for AAC Implementation in School-Based Settings


8:30 am—4:30 pm; This workshop is offered for 0.6 CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)


Saturday, September 24th

Emerson College

216 Tremont Street

Bill Bordy Theater, 1st Floor

Boston, MA


MSHA Members: $150.00

Non-Members: $225.00 (includes 1 year of

MSHA Membership)

Student: $30.00


MORNING SESSION: Joanne Lasker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assessment and Intervention for Adults with Aphasia using the AAC-Aphasia Framework

Dr. Joanne P. Lasker is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston. Her clinical research focuses on assessment and treatment protocols for people living with aphasia and other acquired disorders. She has extensive experience teaching in the areas of acquired neurological disorders and augmentative and alternative communication.

Disclosure Statement:

Financial: Joanne receives a salary for employment at Emerson College. Joanne receives royalties for speaking engagements.

Non-financial: No non-financial relationship exists.


AFTERNOON SESSION: Mary Giunta, M.A., CCC-SLP
Practical Resources for AAC Implementation in School-Based Settings

Mary Giunta is a speech pathologist with over 20 years of experience in AAC. She enthusiastically works with school teams and parents to provide training and support for students with complex communication needs. Mary is a consultant with Edtech Solutions and closely works with her colleagues to ensure effective integration of AAC and AT services. Educational background includes degrees from Boston University and Northwestern University. Professional affiliations include ASHA and ISAAC. She is a certified Touch Chat trainer.

Disclosure Statement:

Financial: Mary Giunta receives a salary for consulting from Edtech Solutions. Mary receives a consulting fee from the Reading Public Schools. Mary receives royalties for speaking engagements.

Non-financial: No non-financial relationship exists.


Who should attend?

  • Speech-language Pathologists
  • Special and General Educators

At the end of the program you will be able to:

  • Identify 5 assessment questions and evaluation strategies to implement appropriate AAC interventions for people with aphasia
  • Identify the basic characteristics of both partner-dependent and independent communicators with aphasia who use AAC
  • Formulate AAC intervention goals for both partner-dependent and independent communicators with aphasia who use AAC.
  • List at least three different AAC software options
  • Demonstrate two best practice teaching methods for AAC
  • Locate 3 resources for AAC evaluation and/or IEP goal writing
  • Apply three implementation suggestions


For a mailable registration form, click here.


OTHER INFORMATION:

Dress is business casual for this event.
Lunch is included, please let us know if there are any dietary restrictions.

Special thanks to our host, Emerson College.


PARKING IN THE AREA:

VPNE Parking - 47 Boylston Street

SP+ Parking - 42 Larange Street

City Place Garage/Pilgrim Parking - 8 Park Plaza

Boston Common Garage - 139 Tremont Street


GETTING THERE BY "T":

Emerson College can be reached by subway via the Green Line or the Orange Line of the MBTA. From downtown Boston, take any Green Line train outbound to the Boylston stop. The campus can also be reached from downtown via the Orange Line by taking any train going outbound to Forest Hills and getting off at either Tufts Medical Center or the Chinatown Stop. Commuter rail lines connect with the Orange Line at Ruggles Station, Back Bay Station, and North Station. For more information on public transportation, visit the MBTA website here.


CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing before Wednesday, September 21st. Cancellations after the cancellation date, or not submitted in writing will be subject to full billing.

Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association
465 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 421, Waltham, MA 02452
Phone: 781-647-7031
theoffice@mshahearsay.org
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