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School of Medicine Columbia

Communication Device Best Practices: Assessment, Apps and Intervention

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar link.

About the Program

There is a lot of confusion about doing an assessment for a communication device, what apps should be used and what to do for intervention. Research has guided the way for creating best practices that lead to positive results in the most efficient time possible. Unfortunately, these best practices are not what people intuitively think of when working with nonverbal child with communication devices. This workshop will provide a brief introduction to what the research says about selecting a device, an app, and how to interact with a child using a communication device.

Participants will be able to:

  • list 3 augmentative and alternative communication apps that accommodate best practices
  • list 2 research-based intervention strategies.

About the Presenters

Portrait of Carol Page

Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS

Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS is the Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the UofSC School of Medicine, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disability Resources, Department of Pediatrics. She received her PhD degree in speech-language pathology from the University of South Carolina and her assistive technology professional certification from RESNA. Carol provides trainings at a local, state, national and international level on assistive technology for persons with disabilities of all ages, their caregivers and professionals who serve them. Training topics include augmentative and alternative communication, software for reading comprehension and writing, computer access and a variety of other resources.


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