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Sunday, February 3, 2013
LAMP training - 4/2/13, Pomona, CA
April 2, 2013Pomona, 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. www.aacandautism.com/trng
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 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 ► The Words for Life AAC application and vocabulary file for PRC devices