Beth Waite-Lafever, MA-CCC/SLP-ATP
Breakout Engineering, Inc.
Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Assistive Technology Specialist
email@example.com (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
Indiana AAC Summit 2016
September 23 and 24, 2016
Bradford Woods, Martinsville, IN
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?
Increase literacy and communication skills using augmentative communication