Please Join Us at 2013 Atlanta Abilities Expo for the: Tools for Life Training Series: Sharpening Your Assistive Technology Skills Evaluating for AAC Apps and Devices: Tools and Resources with Debby McBrideHosted by: Tools for Life, Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act ProgramThursday, Feburary 7 and 8, 2012
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Georgia World Congress Center - Building C (near GOLD Parking Deck)
75 Fifth Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 Click here for directions.The field of augmentative communication (AAC) is growing and expanding rapidly with the introduction of mobile devices and Apps. SLPs are being faced with the new challenge of dealing with this technology and the effect that the presence of this technology is having on the field of AAC cannot be understated. In addition, there are many new stakeholders who are participating in the decision-making process and communication solutions (especially iPad and Apps) may be provided without adequate consideration of an individual’s language skills or communication needs.
This workshop will provide support for the decision-making process when determining a communication solution for an individual that benefits from AAC. It will provide some basic framework for assessment while also considering variables of the environment and perceived needs from a variety of stakeholders.
Debby McBride Tools for Life
Debby McBride, MS., CCC-SLP, has 27 years experience working in most areas of augmentative communication. Her broad and unique perspective comes from her clinical experience in both educational and medical settings as an AAC specialist, as a clinical tools developer, a national trainer, and previously an AAC device representative. If you have any questions about this training, accommodations or need more information please contact, Liz Persaud at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-385-6573.We look forward to seeing you there!
Debby McBride - TFL Training Series 100.00