Tuesday, September 02, 2014

LAMP - Language Acquisition through Motor Planning

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: South Carolina Assistive Technology Program
Collaborative Training Center
8301 Farrow Road
Columbia, SC  29203
Cost: $85 (50% discount is available for parents and students)

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
Introduction to the Words for Life AAC iPad app and vocabulary file for PRC devices

For more information: http://www.aacandautism.com/trng/index.php?action=view&id=QZAP5A067HLG
To access the CDR Library: http://uscm.med.sc.edu/cdr/

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