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Friday, May 11, 2012

SCAAC-N Quarterly Meeting - Tuesday, 5/15/12

Join us next Tuesday, May 15, from 6:30-8:30 as Kara Bidstrup, MA, SLP (Prentke Romich Co.) presents:

From “eat cookies” to Asking Questions:  Getting beyond simple requesting through AAC language therapy

FREE! as always. Bring a colleague. Forward this email.

Some topics Kara will cover:

What am I going to do to help an individual who uses AAC expand function and use of language?
Identify other functions of communication
Thoughtful selection of…
§  Vocabulary
§  Language targets … that promote expansion of communicative functions
Expose to other functions of communication
§  Expression – AAC user saying something on the talker
·      Exploration
·      Direct instruction
§  Reception – input from communication partner 
·      Model
·      Recasts and expansions
·      Increase number of opportunities
On going assessment

Where: Villa Esperanza Services, Braun Conference Center
2116 E. Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
Brick building on the corner of Villa and Craig
Ample street parking

When: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
6:30-8:30 p.m.

6:30-6:45 Networking, snacks & beverages
6:45-8:30 Presentation

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