May 31, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (PDT) in Vancouver, BC
Venue – More details will follow.
|Delegates Type||Early Bird (April 30, 2019)||Regular|
|SAC Student Associate||$120||$145|
|SAC Communication Health Assistant Associate||$150||$185|
|Communication Health Assistant Non-Associate||$280||$315|
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given after April 30, 2019. A $60 administration fee will apply to ALL refunds. All refunds will be issued after the workshop.
Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Students
This session pertains to: Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17)
In this workshop, we will explore and discuss augmentative alternative communication (AAC), including the benefits and strategies of using AAC with clients. Specifically, we will address the following questions:
- Why is AAC important?
- How does AAC work?
- When should AAC start?
- Where do you find AAC support/guidance?
- What can you do with AAC?
- Who needs AAC?
In addition to an interactive presentation, participants will take part in breakout groups where Inter District Augmentative Alternative Communication (IDAAC) specialists will support these small group discussions.
- Gain basic knowledge of AAC tools and strategies that can fully support the communication needs of your clients/students.
- Build capacity and discuss the application of AAC knowledge within assessment and intervention.
- Recognize that some AAC interventions involve complex technology and require access to interprofessional AAC Specialists.
- Confirm that collectively we assume competence and support the skill development of potential communication partners.
This workshop is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).
Tammy McEachern Hughes, B.A., M.A., RSLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP
Tammy McEachern Hughes’ career spans over 30 years. Throughout her career, she has worked in the public health sector, paediatric outpatient health, private practice, community-based adult services, an expanded level augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) clinic and in the educational system specializing in AAC. Tammy is the District SLP/AAC Specialist in Langley SD35, teaches the AAC course in UBC’s Faculty of Education and chairs the Inter-District Augmentative Alternative Communication (IDAAC) group. Tammy has extensive device/computer programming experience, is familiar with Special Education Technology British Columbia (SET-BC) and has developed many techniques and strategies for clients with AAC needs.