Focus on the Functional: Compass Stroke & Brain Injury Persona
Persons with aphasia (PWA) have unique perspective, skills and needs that require unique features and tools in AAC. The Compass Stroke & Brain Injury Persona and supporting resources were designed with these in mind. Learn how to use these communication tools and resources to maximize your client’s participation in their life.
1. State three challenges to implementation of AAC with PWA.
2. Match four PWA/caregiver skills/needs to features in the Stroke & Brain Injury Persona pageset.
3. Identify one resource to assist the SLP in each of the following areas of AAC intervention for PWA: evaluation, goal-setting, therapy, caregiver training.
This course is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). ASHA CEUs will be available from October 16, 2015 through October 15, 2016.
Bethany Diener, MS, CCC-SLP, has specialized in AAC for 20 years working in hospitals, schools and clinics. She has presented nationally, at the state level and locally as well as publishing articles in Closing the Gap, Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation and The Newsletter of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Financial Disclosure: Bethany is a full time employee at Tobii Dynavox.
Non-financial Disclosure: Bethany has no non-financial relationships and the publications written have no non-financial relationship with the content of the presentation.
Because of the unique characteristics of our product(s), this presentation will focus exclusively on Tobii Dynavox Compass and will not include information on other similar communication or educational product(s).