Speech Language Pathologist/Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hometown: Jefferson, WI
- This talk is designed to educate on the nature of communication disorders that occur in children and adults, as well as offer strategies and approaches to facilitate effective and positive interactions. Individuals with communication disorders can include people who have had a stroke, have dementia, autism, Down Syndrome or other disabilities.
- This talk is designed to educate on communication impairments that result from stroke, as well as provide strategies and approaches to facilitate effective and positive interactions with stroke survivors.
Some adults and children with disabilities communicate through the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) or other ways of communicating, such as devices, pictures and sign. In addition to the challenges of these individuals in learning how to use these systems, they rely on their communication partners to support them in using their “voice”! This session provides basic information on communication devices and systems that people with adults and children with disabilities may use. Simple and effective strategies for communication partners will be shared.
This topic applies to children with developmental disabilities, such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This also applies to adults with acquired injuries, such as stroke, brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases.