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Day 2 Only - Parent / Carer


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Event dates:

This event takes place over 2 full days.

Lunch and morning tea provided. Please contact Jesi Principe with any dietary requirements.

What is LAMP?

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to provide individuals a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting. The LAMP approach can be used with both Unity® & Words for Life.

Who can attend?

This event it targeted at professionals working with people who use AAC. However, it is appropriate for anyone who is keenly interested in learning more about LAMP, or who is already using the LAMP approach. Attendees may be parents, carers, therapists, educators, education support or university students who have some knowledge of AAC.

Course Synopsis

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are nonverbal 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. The language structure of the LAMP Words for Life language system and use of features to support language learning will be explored using iPads with the LAMP Words for Life App.

Course Outline

  • ·Communication processes in ASD & benefit of LAMP approach
  • ·Overview of LAMP approach
  • ·Readiness to Learn
  • ·Shared focus
  • ·Consistent & unique motor patterns
  • ·Auditory signal
  • ·Natural consequences
  • ·Language Connections
  • ·Core vocabulary and language representation
  • ·Language Structure and Features of Words for Life
  • ·Determining current Language Stage and goals
  • ·Therapy Supports & Strategies
  • ·Support across Environments
  • ·Summary and Q & A

Course Objectives

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

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

3.Examine multisensory convergence and the implications of how interference in this system disrupts speech and language development.

4.Discuss implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC.

5.Discuss strategies for analyzing the efficacy of communication treatment.

6.Identify how to modify the student's current AAC system and use device features to support language learning

7.Analyze the current expressive language level of an AAC user and give suggestions as to the next step for expanding language and vocabulary

8.Describe how to provide access to vocabulary across settings and activities to promote readiness to learn and generalization

9.Give examples of appropriate levels of prompting and modeling to develop independent communication

Please note

Please note Day 1 covers the same information as in the online workshop. If you have attended an online LAMP training, you can register to attend Day 2 only of this face to face training.

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 3 days before the event, Please contact Leanna directly if you require a refund or transfer of registration. Thank you.

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St Giles 65 Amy Road Newstead TAS 7250 Australia

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Leanna Fox
Centre for AAC and Autism

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