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course-thumbnailJoin your local Northeast AAC consultants and fellow clinicians at the Spring offering of the Northeast AAC Summit. This time we are thrilled to feature John Halloran, M.S. CCC-SLP, creator of LAMP™ (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning). Whether you’re new to LAMP or a seasoned pro, this will be a deep dive into LAMP like no other. John will offer his unique perspective on the clinical foundations of the LAMP approach as well as guide hands on exploration of the LAMP Words for Life® vocabulary. Additional special guests will highlight LAMP Spanish/English and LAMP Visual Impairment. Implementation strategies and question and answer sessions and opportunities to demonstrate understanding with hands-on activities will be provided throughout the training.

Special Note: Attendance at this summit fulfills the primary prerequisite for the LAMP Words for Life® App Partner Program, which offers SLPs a redemption code for the LAMP Words for Life app for iPad!

Lunch Provided


  • Morning Session: 90 min – Clinical foundations of the LAMP approach with John Halloran
  • Break
  • 60 min – Bilingual LAMP for the Monolingual SLP (LAMP Spanish/English) – Daniel Dardiz
  • Q&A
  • Lunch
  • 90 min – Clinical Foundations of LAMP in the LAMP Words for Life App – John Halloran
  • Break
  • 60 min – LAMP Visual Impairment, Implementation for the Visually Impaired, Q&A – Jeremy Legaspi




John D Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP

John Halloran, a speech-language pathologist, is the Senior Clinical Associate for The Center for AAC and Autism.

John has worked in the field of AAC since 1994 and is co-author of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning approach. He has a special interest in children who are challenged by severe physical or cognitive disabilities. He also finds much reward in exploring ways to best implement assistive technology with children who have autism.

John graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders. He received his master’s in Communicative Disorders from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1992. After graduation, he worked at Arkansas Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, specializing in assistive technology. He has also owned a pediatric therapy clinic and after-school care for children with disabilities. He teaches augmentative communication at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

John maintains membership in several professional organizations, including the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association. He has presented extensively in the United States and internationally.


Daniel Dardiz M.A., CCC-SLP

Daniel earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida in May of 1999. Daniel’s initial work experience included providing diagnostic/itinerant therapy services in Orange County Public Schools, as well as private practice. Here he worked with children and adolescents with special needs, focusing on individuals who needed the support of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Daniel has also served as a Speech and Language Clinical Manager with UCP of Central Florida. As Clinical Manager, he collaborated with all therapy disciplines, providing AAC trainings and support to families, therapists, teachers, and support staff on the importance of child language development and its relationship/best practices with AAC.

Daniel holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of Florida. He is a registered provider for the Early Steps (Early Intervention) program and is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 12 (AAC Division).


Jeremy Legaspi M.S., CCC-SLP

Jeremy earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University in 2003. He completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University in 2005, and his Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology in 2013. Prior to joining PRC in November of 2014, Jeremy was assistant director at Foundations Developmental House (a speech therapy clinic) in Gilbert, AZ. There he completed speech and language evaluations, independent education evaluations, provided ongoing therapy, supervised speech-language pathologist assistants, wrote and implemented individualized education plans, and presented nationally on the topics of AAC and Apraxia. Jeremy also has two years of experience in the public school system and five years of experience at a non-profit school for special needs.

Jeremy holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a state license in Speech-Language Pathology from the State of Arizona, is a member of the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ArSHA), and is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 12 (AAC Division).

Learner Outcomes

  1. Discuss at least 1 intervention strategy for teaching the LAMP Words For Life Spanish/English® vocabulary on an AAC system.
  2. Describe adaptations and implementation strategies that may improve the success of AAC users who have visual impairments.
  3. Identify the 5 key components of the LAMP methodology and how they are related to segmentation of speech.
  4. Summarize the importance of consistent and unique motor movements paired with consistent auditory output.
  5. List the features of LAMP Words for Life vocabulary and how they support alternative language learning strategies.
  6. Outline the stages of motor learning and how to support an individual becoming automatic.


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