In this course, you will learn that augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) should be introduced at the onset of therapy because AAC for the person with aphasia can support residual natural speech, provide practice in order to improve speech, and help the person with aphasia communicate more effectively across environments. You will also learn specific AAC supports and how they can benefit people with aphasia.
- Identify the key features of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia
- Identify two reasons AAC should be implemented early in intervention for a person with aphasia
- List three ways AAC supports can meet the needs of people with aphasia
- List five AAC supports appropriate for a person with aphasia
Presenter: Lindsey Frohn, M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist experienced in a rehabilitation setting working with a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders including TBI, stroke, Down syndrome, and autism. Lindsey developed a passion for AAC early in her career to increase her patients’ abilities to communicate successfully. She is a member of the Tobii Dynavox Learning Team where she develops and conducts trainings, creates implementation resources, and presents at conferences about AAC topics.
Disclosures: Financial Disclosure: Lindsey is a full-time employee of Tobii Dynavox. Non-financial Disclosure: Lindsey has no relevant non-financial relationships. Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product, this presentation will focus exclusively on the Tobii Dynavox product line and will not include information about other communication or educational products.
This course will be offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs
(Introductory level, Professional Area).