Communication Every Day! All Day! Everywhere!
Meet Kreed – a typical teenager who likes french fries, pizza, movies and going out into the community. Kreed also has Autism and communicates using some words, vocalizations, gestures and a communication device. Kreed uses his device in every situation- at home, cooking, eating, watching movies, home-school, in the community, in the car, at a friend’s house, in therapy, at his grandparents, parks- you name it! In fact, he will not leave home or get out of the car without it. He knows it is his voice and wants to use it.
This webinar will give you a glimpse into his world since he began using his DynaVox T10. Erin Polk is not only his behavior therapist but also his co-guardian who helps him use his device every day in real life situations. Through video and discussion, we will learn how his language and interactions have expanded by adjusting vocabulary on his device and how access to communication has transformed self-injurious behaviors.
Holly Schneider, MA CCC-SLP, has over 13 years of clinical experience. Presently as a Clinical Applications Specialist with DynaVox-Mayer-Johnson, she contributes to the development of new products, training and implementation tools; and,presents at local, national and international conferences about AAC topics.
Financial Disclosure: Holly is a full time employee at DynaVox Mayer-Johnson.
Non-financial Disclosure: Holly has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Erin Polk, BCaBA, has over 12 years working with individuals with autism and the last 7 specializing in integrating AAC devices into family's lives. She runs several social media accounts documenting the day-to-day life of a teenager with autism who uses a communication device in all life situations. She also consults with families who use AAC devices on how their children can integrate devices into their family's lives. Additionally she is a product analyst for a behavior technologies company and a clinical supervisor of an applied behavior analysis department.
Financial Disclosure: Erin has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-financial Disclosure: Erin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
ASHA CEUs will be available for this recording from 5/30/2014-5/29/2015 .