Expo 2013 Session Handouts and Presentations

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Session 1 - 9:30 -10:30 am

  • Emergencies, Disasters and Your Assistive Technology
    Attendees will receive a free Disaster Planning Guide with the tools on using it to help ensure you, your family or those you work with are prepared for an emergency and know what to do with your Assistive Technology. Potential emergencies/disasters in your area, how you'll get notice of an emergency, home/town evacuation plans, alternate communication plans, tips for practicing your plans, sheltering in place, returning to your home. Specifics about each need as it relates to various disabilities such as hearing, vision and mobility. Catherine Graham, USC SOM, Kimberly Tissot, AbleSC, Mike Patterson, Salvation Army

Session 2 - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • AAC Yikes! You Want Me To Do What?

    How an SLP assesses, finds funding and implements augmentative communication systems. How parents or spouses learn about the process and their role with augmentative communication. Resources in South Carolina and on the internet. Great tips and ideas for who to call or where to look for help with augmentative communication. June Maranville, Palmetto Language and Speech Center.

Session 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Aided Language Stimulation: Increase Input to Increase Output

    Overview of one of the most effective communication partner strategies for facilitating a child's skills to become a functional and effective augmentative communicator. How to provide and model the use of AAC that's directly related to the success of the individual's AAC system. Examples of various supports and research supporting Aided Language Stimulation intervention. Case examples of students who have been successful with this approach. Carol Page, SCATP, Jenny Tate, MUSC.


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Sponsored by the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program at the USC School of Medicine Center for Disability Resources, USC SOM Pediatrics, the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, the SC Association for Educational Technology, and the SC Assistive Technology Advisory Committee, Division of State Information Technology (DSIT), SC Budget and Control Board, SC Developmental Disabilities Council