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Sunday, February 3, 2013

LAMP training - 4/2/13, Pomona, CA

April 2, 2013 Pomona, CA
Presented by: Teresa Parrill, M.S., CCC-SLP

ASHA CEUs are available for all workshops.  Please check website for registration information and applicable fees.

Course Desciption:
Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative 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
, and pairing a unique and consistent
               motor plan
with auditory output and a natural
     ►     The role of motor learning in language development and
             AAC fluency
     ►     Device features that support implementation
     ►     Choosing and teaching vocabulary
     ►     The Words for Life AAC application and vocabulary file for
             PRC devices
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