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Thursday, June 14, 2012

LAMP workshop - Aug 23, Santa Cruz, CA

As we look ahead to the 2012/2013 school year, we would like to personally invite you to attend one of our already scheduled LAMP workshops, as listed below, or visit our website frequently,, to get an up-to-date listing of available trainings. If you do not see a workshop listed close to you, and would be interested in hosting a workshop, submit a request online, at .
Mark your calendars to attend, and register today!!
The Center for AAC and Autism offers workshops for participants to receive a detailed program of the LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) treatment approach and learn why its emphasis on consistent motor plans is uniquely suited to children with autism. This interactive course entails an indepth discussion of the components, led by a clinician who works daily implementing AAC with children with autism. Time will be allotted for a question and answer session with the trainer. Register today, so you don't miss out!
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August 23, 2012Santa Cruz, CA
Presented by: John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP

ASHA CEUs are available for all workshops. Please check website for registration information and applicable fees.
Already attended a LAMP workshop? Want to know more about implementing LAMP with PRC's Vantage Lite? Attend a FREE e-training for additional ASHA CEUs!!
E-training dates and times are located at:

Enroll today!!

Attendance in a face-to-face LAMP workshop is required,
prior to attending an e-training.

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (1.5 days)

This comprehensive LAMP training program is designed for SLPs, family members, and therapists who want to learn new AAC skills and strategies that can enhance the lives of ASD individuals. The workshop examines the current research and the history of augmenting speech for people with ASD. Participants will study communication assessment and augmentative implementation procedures, with an emphasis on the use of multi-modal communication systems.

Prior to this workshop, the trainer, also a licensed SLP, will work with three clients from the hosting facility, and videotape the consultations. These videos will be used throughout the workshop to facilitate discussion and point out key elements of the therapy approach.

Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies to Promote Communication (1 day)

This workshop will cover the role of readiness to learn and share focus in the implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity and implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC will be discussed.

All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the LAMP Training Manual, which provides detailed instruction on using leading AAC devices to encourage the development of communication among those with ASD.

The new Center for AAC and Autism, online at
 , is dedicated to helping children with autism learn to communicate through the power of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices.

The Center for AAC and Autism was developed to support clinical research aimed at the effective implementation of AAC within the autism arena; facilitate sharing of best practices and success stories among clinicians and families; and teach AAC strategies for promoting language development in those with autism through Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).

To learn more about the Center for AAC and Autism, please visit:, or call toll-free at (866) 998-1726.

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