Webinar - Live - Ask the Expert Series: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) For Autistic Individuals Part 2: Choosing an Augmentative or Alternative System: Prerequisite Skills and Assessment
Ask the Expert Series: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) For Autistic Individuals with Tracie Lindblad
Many individuals with autism experience challenges with communication in varying degrees. Many will experience significant challenges with spoken communication at least some of the time. There are other methods of communication which may assist the individual in communicating their wants and needs and participating more fully in the environments around them.
This webinar series will outline the steps needed for choosing, introducing, teaching, evaluating, and encouraging expanded use for an AAC system for an autistic individual who would benefit from increasing their communication skills.
Part 2: Choosing an Augmentative or Alternative System: Prerequisite Skills and Assessment
In this session, participants will learn about the required skills necessary for each specific type of AAC system. We will also explore how to assess your child’s skills, preferences, and needs for communication to assist in matching an AAC system to best meet your child’s individualized profile. This webinar is appropriate for families and caregivers of autistic children and youth, as well as professionals working with autistic children.
Tracie Lindblad, M.Sc., Reg. SLP (CASLPO), M.Ed., BCBA
Tracie is a dually credentialed Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) with over 35 years’ experience working within school settings, not-for-profit agencies, and private practice. She has extensive experience working with children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities, severe problem behaviour, autism, complex communication needs, and dual diagnosis. Tracie blends her skills from speech-language pathology, education, behaviour analysis, research, and business to increase client outcomes and has worked with clients and companies throughout North America, Europe, and the UK. Tracie is actively involved in applied research across the fields of speech-language pathology and behaviour analysis and has been fortunate to be involved in large cross-sector research studies involving individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, and aphasia. She also currently serves as a director on several Boards for organizations in Ontario.
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