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School of Medicine Columbia

Introduction to Serving Veterans Needing Augmentative Communication

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


Participants must register to receive the webinar link.

About the Program

Veterans needing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are as varied as the general population plus having been exposed to environments and experiences most others have not. Higher instances of ALS, PLS, Multiple Systems Atrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, cancer, etc. are present. This presentation will be an introduction to serving veterans in need of augmentative communication technology.

Participants will learn:

  • Conditions, needs, and interests exhibited by veterans in need of AAC
  • AAC system considerations for veterans
  • The process for serving veterans in need of AAC

There will be a question and answer session at the end of the webinar.

About the Presenters

Portrait of Ken Whitley

Ken Whitley

Ken Whitley is co-founder and President of AT4Vets (established in 2020) and Key Technologies, Inc. (established in 1986). He is a Speech-Language Pathologist and consultant in assistive technology and rehab/special needs materials and has extensive experience in serving both adults and children with disabilities. Mr. Whitley has worked in both public schools and a residential facility for persons with developmental disabilities. He has provided over 336 workshops and presentations on the use of assistive technology covering AAC, computer access, environmental control and mounting systems.  For the last decade, his focus has been on serving veterans and VAMCs with assistive technology needs.


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