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    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 290

    Telehealth and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC):
    Telehealth for Individuals using AAC

    Saturday, February 27, 2021
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

    Registration is Now Open!

    NOTE for MSHA Members: Remember to use the e-mail address associated with your MSHA Member account

    This workshop is being submitted for 0.20 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level)

    Telehealth and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Telehealth for individuals using AAC (also known as tele-AAC) is an effective way of providing a range of services directly and indirectly to individuals and their communication partners. This course offers an overview of tele-AAC, and distinguishes it from the field of telepractice/telehealth, at large. The course details how services occurring in real time (synchronous services) and over time (asynchronous services) both can serve to support individuals with very varied learning, cognitive, communication and physical access profiles, as well as other critical stakeholders.

    Nerissa Hall, SLP, AAC Specialist & Assistive Technology Practitioner
    Commūnicāre, LLC

    Nerissa Hall, managing partner of Commūnicāre, LLC, specializes in AAC, AT and Tele-AAC. She and her team provide assessment, intervention, consultation and professional development services locally, nationally and internationally. The Commūnicāre team works predominantly in school-based settings through on-site and tele-AAC service delivery methods.

    Financial Disclosure: Nerissa receives consulting fees and has intellectual property rights as managing partner of Communicare, LLC. She is receiving an honorarium for her presentation.

    Non-financial Disclosure: She is a member of ASHA and is a member of the Special Interest group 12 (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and Special Interest group 18 (Telepractice). She is a member of RESNA.

    Timed Agenda:

    • 10:00-10:05: Introduction and Disclosures
    • 10:05-10:30: AAC fundamentals (including language advancement) and stakeholder involvement
    • 10:30-11:00: Overview of tele-AAC
    • 11:00-11:20: Tele-AAC as a continuum of service delivery
    • 11:20-11:50: Case examples
    • 11:50-12:00: Q+A (or a summary of tele-AAC if not live)

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Detail how tele-AAC differs from telepractice in general;
    2. Describe tele-AAC as a continuum of service delivery for individuals using AAC; and
    3. List at least three different ways customized asynchronous tele-AAC can improve outcomes for individuals with complex communication needs.

    This workshop is being submitted for 0.20 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level)

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