Recent and Upcoming Presentations-Webinars:

  • Learning to Read with AAC - Online implementation class for Prentke Romich Company  presented monthly  at
  • So Many Systems, So Little Time...Just Tell Me What I Need!:    September 23, 2016, IN AAC Summit, Martinsville, IN
  • Getting Started Reading with AAC:                                                September 24, 2016, IN AAC Summit, Martinsville, IN
  • R.E.A.D. (Really Easy Activities Daily) with AAC                          November  2 - 3, 2016, PATINS State Conference, Indpls.
  • Write Right Now with AAC                                                               November  2 - 3, 2016, PATINS State Conference, Indpls.


Increase literacy and communication skills using augmentative communication 


                         September 23 + 24, 2016

                         Bradford Woods

                         Martinsville, IN

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Beth Waite-Lafever, MA-CCC/SLP-ATP

Breakout Engineering, Inc.

Martinsville, IN

Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Assistive Technology Specialist     (317) 498-9115


"Build Your Own Regional AAC Summit From the Ground Up"

Presented at the 17th Biennial International Society for AAC (ISAAC)

Toronto, CA  August 11, 2016

Beth Ahmad, CCC/SLP and Beth Waite-Lafever, CCC/SLP-ATP

What is Assistive Technology?  Assistive Technology refers to a variety of tools and strategies that help a person with a disability perform everyday tasks, like communicating, reading, writing, organizing, moving, physically interacting with a computer, tablet, or other devices.  Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) is a kind of Assistive Technology that provides a "voice"  for those who are unable to speak well enough to be understood by others.  Loss of communication skills may be a result of Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Apraxia, Cognitive Impairment, Angelman Syndrome or other genetic syndromes. There are so many ways AAC strategies can help.  But how do you know what you need, where to get it, and how to use it?