The Importance of Multimodal Communication (live registration)
The Importance of Multimodal Communication
October 11, 2023 | 11:00 am CST | 60 minutes | 0.1 ASHA CEUs
This is an introductory course to Multimodal Communication. AAC devices are great tools for communication purposes! However, does the patient have to solely rely on the use of an AAC device to functionally communicate? A multimodal form of communication encompasses the use of signs, gestures, vocalizations, words, word approximations, and/or icons. With this method, the patient is able to use any form of communication to convey a message. As SLPs, we get into the habit of focusing on only one form of communication, whether it is telling patients “Use your words please,” “Say it again but with your device, or “Good try on saying please, now sign it.” It is time to embrace any or all forms of communication as opposed to asking the patient to just pick one.
Presenter: Yarely Ramirez, M.S., CCC-SLP
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yarely is a Clinical Lead at a private practice in Houston, TX.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yarely has relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Presenter Biography: My name is Yarely Ramirez, and I am a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist. I obtained my bachelor's of sciences in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas in Austin in 2017. After graduation, I became an SLP-A in order to get more experience in the field. I then returned to school, and I was part of the inaugural CSD program at Baylor University through their online program. I received a Master of Sciences in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Baylor University in 2021. I am currently a Clinical Lead at a private practice in Houston, TX. My role as a clinical lead is to mentor and provide guidance to SLPs in the assessment and treatment of patients with an AAC and the bilingual population. My areas of expertise are Augmentative Communication Disorders, Pediatric Language Disorders and Speech Sound Disorders in Spanish and English. My career goal is to break the stigma of using an AAC as a mode of communication in the Hispanic/Latino Community.
- Learners will identify the define the term Multimodal Communication, while also demonstrating an understanding of its practical applications.
- Learners will identify the different ways to model using Multimodal Communication
- Learners will identify how to structure an activity for parent coaching on Multimodal Communication
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- What is Multimodal Communication? (5 minutes)
- Modeling Multimodal Communication (10 minutes)
- Goal writing and data collection for Multimodal Communication (10 minutes)
- Parent coaching on Multimodal Communication (10 minutes)
- Case Study (15 minutes)
- Summary, Q&A (5 minutes)
Audience: Assistants, Students, Early Career Professionals (under 5 years), Related Professionals
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
ASHA CEU Requirements: Must complete the post webinar assessment with 80% accuracy. Unlimited attempts are allowed. Partial credit is not available. The Assessment must be completed within one week of the end of the session (End of Day - 10/18/23).
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Refund: Refunds are not available for free sessions.