Speech Language Pathologist/Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hometown: Jefferson, WI
Children and Adults with Communication Disorders
Supporting Communication with Stroke Survivors
Scary? NOT Scary! Supporting Children and Adults who use Communication Devices to Speak
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.