Choosing the iPad as a Dedicated AAC Device

July 10, 2015 9:00am - 12:15pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

This event is open to all disciplines; however, credit is only available for ST.

This course is approved for 3 CEUs by TSHA.

Speaker:

Mayra Perez, CCC-SLP

Course Location:

Therapy 2000

2535 Lone Star Dr.

Dallas, TX

Course Description:

Choosing an AAC device can be a daunting task for an SLP.  During this presentation SLP’s will gain knowledge regarding AAC history and traditional AAC devices.  Participants will also learn when to choose the iPad as a dedicated AAC device.  There are currently over 300 AAC application on the Apple app store. Participants will explore application resources to make informed decisions based on feature matching.  They will gain confidence in addressing parental concerns by establishing a home education program, and considering coordination of care with other professionals.  By the end of the session SLP’s will feel confident in making decisions regarding AAC devices and trials.

About Our Speaker:

Mayra Perez, CCC-SLP

Mayra is a Speech Language Pathologist with sixteen years of experience working with children who exhibit speech and language disorders.  She is currently the Assistive Technology Program Director for Therapy 2000.  For the last five years she served as the Assistive Technology Specialist for Pflugerville ISD.  At PISD she guided teams consisting of teachers, therapists, and parents on assistive technology evaluations, AAC literacy, access, and implementation strategies.   Mayra has presented on various topics regarding assistive technology at state and regional conferences.

Learner Objectives:

At the end of the training, participants will:

  1. Describe differences between traditional AAC devices and the iPad.
  2. Identify features of iPad communication apps
  3. List relevant applications that may be considered for device trials

9:00am-12:15pm

*This is a Closed Event for Therapy 2000 Employees Only*

IMPORTANT INFO FOR SLP/STA CEU Credit

“Based on our CEU application method, TSHA requires all speech professionals miss no more than 10 minutes of class to receive full credit. Partial credit is not available for speech therapistsIf you are late to class at start or after break by more than 10 minutes, no credit can be granted, although you are still warmly welcome to attend.”

Thank You for your understanding of this externally mandated requirement.

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