Reverse the Curse: Device Abandonment & Prompt-Dependency in AAC registration
Reverse the Curse: Device Abandonment & Prompt-Dependency in AAC
Available January 12, 2022 – December 31, 2027 | 76 minutes | 0.1 ASHA CEUs
The struggle is real! The individual with Complex Communication Needs isn't using their Speech-Generating Device to their fullest potential or worse, they are completely opposed to it. No matter what your role on the team, as long as you're having interactions with the individual, you can help. This presentation will explain exactly what prompt-dependency and device abandonment look like, so you can easily identify them. Videos will be used to illustrate both. Next, we'll discuss the difference between "modeling" (AKA Aided-Language Stimulation) and "prompting" (AKA placing demands). Video examples will again be shown. Can you spot the difference?
Presenter: Ann Bedard Speech-Language Pathologist/ Assistive Technology Specialist @ EASTCONN
Relevant Financial Relationship: Deborah is an employee at Voice Tech.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Ann is a salaried employee at EASTCONN, a regional education service center located in Hampton, CT. Her work is partially funded by the Connecticut Tech Act Project.
Presenter Biography: Ann helps facilitate a statewide AT/AAC Community of Practice.
- Identify and describe modeling vs prompting/placing demands in at least 1 video
- Identify and describe prompt-dependency from at least 1 video
- Identify and describe device abandonment in at least 1 video
- Introduction (6 minutes)
- What does device abandonment look like? (3 minutes)
- Strategy: Modeling (16 minutes)
- Strategy: Third Party Prompting (15 minutes)
- Recap: (5 minutes)
- Normalizing Talker Use (6 minutes)
- Q&A (23 minutes)
Audience: Assistants, Public/Consumers, Students, Early Career Professionals, Related Professionals, International Affiliates, Speech-language Pathologists
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals
ASHA CEU Requirements: Must complete the post webinar assessment with 80% accuracy. Unlimited attempts are allowed. Partial credit is not available.
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Refund: Refunds are not available for free sessions.