Putting LAMP to Work

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See registration procedures and cost (if applicable). If you need special accommodations, please contact Lydia Durham at Lydia.Durham@uscmed.sc.edu or (803)935-5263. If possible, please make your requests a week before the training.

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Putting LAMP to Work:
AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date: November 7, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Collaborative Training Center
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC 29203
Cost: $79*

Please be in training room before starting time!

Presenter: John D. Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP

Description: Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through the use of a voice output communication device. LAMP was initially developed to give non-verbal individuals with autism a means of communication but can be adapted to benefit individuals with a variety of disabilities.

The components of LAMP address the features and vocabulary available on the device as well as the method of teaching communication while taking into account the individual’s sensory needs. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • The 5 components of LAMP: readiness to learn, joint engagement, and pairing a unique and consistent motor plan with auditory output and a natural response
  • The role of motor learning in language development and AAC fluency
  • Device features that support implementation
  • Choosing and teaching vocabulary
  • Introduction to the Words for Life AAC iPad app and  vocabulary file for PRC devices

This program is offered for 0.5 CEUs. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Registration: For more information or to register, visit: http://www.aacandautism.com/trng/index.php?action=view&id=QZAP5A04YU3S

*A 50% discount is available for parents and students. Email susan@aacandautism.com to register.
Continuing Education: Prentke Romich Company, along with the Center for AAC and Autism, is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech Language Hearing Association to provide continuing education activities in speech language pathology and audiology. 

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