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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Conference: CSUN AT Conference (SCAAC session, March 1)

Gwendolyn Meier, SLP, MT will present "Autism: Communication Options Using the iPad" at the 28th Annual CSUN Conference (held in San Diego each year)

Lots of ideas and video for using free and low cost apps to support interaction for even the earliest communicators. Hope to see some of you then! 


Session schedule: Friday, March 1 from 4:20-5:20pm, Ford AB, 3rd floor. 

Extended Abstract: The iPad has revolutionized AAC options for individuals with autism by bringing the expense of traditional speech generating devices into a much more accessible range.  Parents and professionals alike are eager to see if this new tool might be a catalyst for change in communication abilities of their nonverbal child or adult with autism. While there is no substitute for a thorough AAC evaluation and implementation by an experienced professional, this presentation will discuss and demonstrate how free and low-cost apps can be used to support the development of interaction skills across a broad spectrum of linguistic complexity.

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