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2019 ICAN Talk AAC Summer Camp
ICAN™ Talk Clinic is offering a mini-camp this summer for campers as an intensive language and literacy experience. No more than 20 campers will be accepted and matched with clinicians and volunteers for fun and exciting individual and group activities over 3 days at the Crowne Plaza South and in the Pittsburgh community to build language, literacy and overall confidence using their AAC systems. Besides the excitement, comradery, and opportunities for campers to talk with their technology out and about in Pittsburgh, campers will leave with a portfolio notebook that contains: Work created by the camper Completed Early LAMBaseline or Core Word Baseline Summary of effective evidence-based intervention strategies AACTion Point handouts to share with the campers’ school team/healthcare support team Examples of IEP and/or Transition Plan goals/objectives Parent training materials and resources Recommendations from parent consultation meeting: will be given by the conclusion of camp or mailed out later The application process is open for our ninth annual summer of providing a community-base camp in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June 24-28, 2019* Volunteers will start training on June 24th. Campers and Families: Please plan to arrive on June 25th for our mandatory Welcome Ceremony in the evening. *Campers will be placed to create peer groups for activities at similar levels that are age appropriate. If you want to discuss specific concerns or questions you may have about your child’s AAC use, individual 30-minute consultations with Dr. Katya Hill, Executive Director of the AAC Institute and Mike O’Leary, ICAN Talk Clinic’s Clinical Director during the camp are available (an additional fee is required).
Talking With Technology Camp
Weeklong program developed by Children's Hospital Colorado for young people ages 6 to 21 who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Campers participate in traditional camp activities as well as programming designed to promote and practice communication using a speech generating device (SGD). Siblings are also invited to attend. Trainings are provided to professionals working with children with SGDs.
Camp ALEC is a unique summer camp (ages 7 - 21) specifically designed for children with physical disabilities whose primary communication mode is AAC . Campers attend this week long sleep away camp independently. Their daily care is provided by 1:1 (if needed) counselors highly trained by Indian Trails Camp.