December 11, 2019, 02:00 pm CST - 60-minutes
There is often a lot of emphasis placed on the AAC evaluation and everything leading up to obtaining a device and not enough thought about what’s next. In this presentation, session participants will get ideas, tools, and strategies for treatment plans, fostering independent device users, and for participating in school literacy and curriculum goals.Learning objectives:
- Investigate and dispel AAC myths involving AAC treatment
- Identify and Investigate at least 3 helpful treatment strategies
- Identify at least 3 ways to use AAC beyond requesting
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.