December 04, 2019, 02:00 pm CST - 60-minutes
AAC Evaluations may seem daunting and time consuming. There are several steps involved from start to finish. When should I recommend an AAC Evaluation? How do I know when to move from low tech to high tech? How can I streamline my evaluation process? What should I know about report writing? Participants will learn helpful tools and strategies to support conducting AAC evaluations from trials to device submission.Learning objectives:
- Investigate and dispel AAC myths involving AAC evaluations
- Investigate and Identify at least 3 resources helpful to conducting effective AAC evaluations
- Identify at least 3 parts of a successful device submission report
Rachell Johnson has a Bachelor’s (BA) in Speech Pathology from Columbia College, Columbia, SC and a Masters in Communication Disorders (MCD) from the University Of South Carolina School Of Public Health.
Rachell has 14 years of experience in the field of speech language pathology and has worked as an expert with assistive technology since 2011. I served as the Pediatric and Adult Neuro AAC Specialist for an outpatient rehabilitation center then transitioned to working with AT and ALS patients with the MN/ND/SD Chapter of the ALS Association's Herbek Sing AT Program as well as a consultant for the MN Technology for Home Grant. This led me to become the AT Program Manager of the DC/MD/VA Chapter of ALS Association and working as an AT Team Lead for a school district. I enjoy teaching, and I have presented at Closing the Gap, a national AT conference, 6 times from 2013-2018 as well as at a host of other AT symposiums and webinars. Working with eye-gaze users of all ages is just one of my interests and specialty areas under the umbrella of AT.