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Lecture: Using a language development model to guide AAC decisions

Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria
27/09/2017
8:00 to 12:30
The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria cordially invites you to a lecture by Professor Cathy Binger, an associate professor at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico, titled 'Using a language development model to guide AAC decisions'.

 

Venue: Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hatfield Campus, University of Pretoria

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Time: 08:00 to 12:30

 

Making decisions when providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions can be overwhelming. With so many options available nowadays, not even clinicians with highly specialized AAC knowledge may agree on the solutions. One way to assist with making these complex decisions is to rely on knowledge of normal language development. In this session, we will explore language domains that should be considered, and how to tell if and when we can use AAC to help fill in those gaps. Please see event attachments for more information.

About the presenter: Professor Cathy Binger is an associate professor at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Her field of expertise is language development in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She has conducted research in this area for over a decade, and has authored over 20 peer-reviewed research articles. She has presented over 25 invited workshops and over 60 peer-reviewed papers in the USA as well as in other countries.


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