LAMP: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning

  Date:
June 9, 2017
  Time:
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  Fees: $125
($100 each for 3 or more from one organization)

Description

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching language, and how to use those features to implement LAMP components. Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components.

PRC’s language system and devices will be used to illustrate treatment components; however LAMP principles can be applied to other products. Due to the limited duration of this course, hands-on time with devices will be limited to breaks.

Objectives

34

Define the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of AAC with children with ASD.

34

Explain the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for children with ASD who use AAC.

34

Examine the use of a form/function profile as well as an interest inventory for use with children with ASD.

34

Discuss implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC

34

Discuss strategies for analyzing the efficacy of communication treatment.

Course Presenter

John Halloran, a speech-language pathologist, is the Senior Clinical Associate for The Center for AAC and Autism. John has worked in the field of AAC since 1994. He has a special interest in children who are challenged by severe physical or cognitive disabilities. He also finds much reward in exploring ways to best implement assistive technology with children who have autism.

John Halloran graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. He received his masters in Communicative Disorders from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1992. After graduation, he worked at Arkansas Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, specializing in assistive technology. He has also owned a pediatric therapy clinic and after-school care for children with disabilities. He has taught augmentative communication at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

John maintains membership in several professional organizations, including the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Arkansas Speech Language

Click here to view the course listing on the Center for AAC & Autism’s website.

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