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Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees will celebrate their passion for disability rights, civil rights, and human rights while exploring inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs. Return to TASH website.

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Thursday, December 14 • 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Getting Communication Going with Partner Assisted Auditory Scanning LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

For individuals who struggle with traditional AAC access methodologies (direct selection, switch scanning, eye gaze, etc.), the strategy of Partner Assisted Auditory Scanning (PAAS) is often an overlooked access strategy that can have significant and immediate results for children and adults with complex communication needs. Using this strategy, individuals who otherwise struggle to communicate their opinions, thoughts and intelligence can be offered an opportunity to develop a full communication repertoire in just a single session. Too often, access training (the how of accessing AAC) and navigation/language system orientation (the organization of vocabulary in an AAC layout) are attempted to be taught simultaneously. With PAAS, children and adults with complex communication needs can focus first on communicating without needing to also struggle with the motor skills involved in accessing AAC. As presented by an SLP/AAC Specialist, this session will feature videos, case studies and opportunities for participants to practice partner assisted auditory scanning.


Thursday December 14, 2017 2:05pm - 2:55pm EST
L506 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303