This one-hour class reviews the definitions of speech, language and communication as well as early language development from birth to five. In addition, it discusses how knowledge of typical development of vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics can be applied to augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). Practical examples and materials will be used throughout the course.
This is a beginner course intended for those who are new to the field of AAC. This class focuses on using language development as a road map for AAC planning purposes, not on AAC implementation for beginning communicators.
Elyse earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science at The Ohio State University and her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Bowling Green State University. She has previously worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in an education and therapy center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Columbus, OH. Elyse has experience with performing AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) evaluations, developing treatment plans, and implementing effective therapy to improve the communication abilities of infants, children, and young adults with a variety of diagnoses.
Elyse has presented on LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference at California State University, Northridge and at the Milestones Autism Organization's annual conference. Elyse maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a member of ASHA Special Interest Division 12 (AAC division).
Financial: Elyse Pycraft is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.
Nonfinancial: Elyse Pycraft is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company and is a member of ASHA and ASHA Special Interest Group 12 (AAC SIG).
I found this to be one of the most enjoyable trainings I have participated in. From the cost to the ease of interaction. Lots of valuable information in a short period of time. Thank you. Pier R.
Very useful in that it related typical language development towards AAC application. This is an applicable course for anyone who works, lives, and/or plays with an AAC user! Tessa H.