$30

Introduction to AAC

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$30

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Irabina Autism Services

193 Bayswater Road

Bayswater, VIC 3153

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Introduction to Augmented and Alternative Communication

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Our Workshop introduces the concept of Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and covers a broad range of associated topics that will provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the use of AAC devices as part of a broader speech and communication plan.

AAC encompasses the range of communication methods, from lo-tech (gestures and pictures) to hi-tech (dedicated electronic communication devices) which can be used as a communication support for those with difficulties expressing their thoughts, feelings, needs and wants as well as support receptive language when used by a communication partner.

This Workshop will cover:

• Types and goals of AAC

• AAC myths and barriers to participation

• AAC and the development of communication

• Assessment and implementation of AAC

• Practical ideas and tips for home and school

It will provide attendees with an understanding of how AAC will be used to support a child’s communication and how AAC strategies can be identified with the assistance of a speech pathologist.

This Workshop is suitable for parents of children presenting with a range of communication challenges, as well as complimentary service providers, professionals and carers working with these children.

Presented by Stephanie Cattenazzi, Speech Pathologist.

About the presenter: Stephanie is a Grade 2 Speech Pathologist with experience in the school setting, as well as private practice. She joined Irabina in 2018 with a passion for working with children, teenagers and adults with ASD and other disabilities (intellectual disability, developmental delays, down syndrome).

Stephanie's focus is to empower clients to be the best communicators (no matter what form of communication) and particularly enjoys working with individuals who use AAC.

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Irabina Autism Services

193 Bayswater Road

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