LAMP Training Workshop (In-Person)
Wed., May. 1, 2019
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kent Intermediate School District
Educational Service Center Building
2930 Knapp NE Parking Lot #11
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Kent Intermediate School District
Moving Forward with LAMP
This course is designed to further the communication partners ability to implement the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning approach at different language stages and across environments. The language structure of the LAMP Words for Life language system and use of features to support language learning will be explored. Participants will receive some hands-on time and are encouraged to bring their own device (Accent or iPad with WFL). Discussion will include assessing current language level, setting goals for developmental progression, and analyzing data logging. The presenter will cover a variety of strategies and supports to support language development such as expanding vocabulary in natural environments, modeling, teaching the motor plan, and how to use aided language input. Videotaped sessions will be used for group discussion about strategies that work and common mistakes. Suggestions for language development in school settings will also be addressed.
Previous attendance at a 1 day or 1.5 day Center for AAC & Autism LAMP Workshop is required to register for this course.
Due to the hands on-training this workshop offers, seats are limited.
You may cancel up to two weeks prior to the workshop for a $35 cancellation fee. Within the two weeks prior to the workshop no refund will be available.
- Identify how to modify the student’s current AAC system and use device features to support language learning
- Analyze the current expressive language level of an AAC user and give suggestions as to the next step for expanding language and vocabulary
- Describe how to provide access to vocabulary across settings and activities to promote readiness to learn and generalization
- Give examples of appropriate levels of prompting and modeling to develop independent communication
90 minutes - Language Structure and Features of Words for Life
45 minutes - Determining current Language Stage and goals
75 minutes - Therapy Supports & Strategies
60 minutes - Support across Environments
30 minutes - Summary and Q & A
Teresa Andrews, M.S., CCC-SLP
Teresa Andrews is a speech-language pathologist employed as the Project Manager in the Infant Communication Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been in this position since a move to the Omaha/Lincoln area with her family in 2014. In this position she conducts research with children in various stages of infancy to determine warning signals for difficulties with speech, language and social communication in later ages.
Before moving from Colorado she spent much of her 15-year career working in early intervention specializing in augmentative communication and autism. She worked closely with families to provide AAC services to children with complex speech and language needs ages up to the age of 20. Teresa has also worked with The Center for AAC & Autism as a LAMP Trainer since 2008.
Teresa received her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1995 and her master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997. She maintains her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association as well as her Nebraska state license. Teresa is dedicated to providing quality speech and language services to children and families across the country.
Financial: Teresa Andrews is contracted by The Center for AAC and Autism.
Non-Financial: Teresa receives free equipment from the Center for AAC and Autism to use for her presentations.
Live online classes: Participants wanting ASHA CEUs must be registered, "join" the class through his/her unique confirmation email letter, participate for the entire duration of the class, and pass a post-test with 80% accuracy or higher. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted.
In-person classes: All ASHA paperwork must be submitted to the presenter by the end of the training day.
Participants wanting ASHA CEUs for a multiple day training must attend all days. In addition, if there is a registration fee associated with the class and payment is not received, PRC will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.
An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 8591 for CE Registry fee subscription information: www.asha.org
The Prentke Romich Company (PRC) licenses a patented technology that is in PRC products trademarked as Accent™, PRiO™, NuEye™, and NuPoint™, as well as software Unity®, Essence™, CoreScanner™, UNIDAD™, LAMP Words for Life™, and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC also has registered two websites, Realize Language™ and AAC Language Lab™. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.
This presentation will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, NuPoint, Unity, CoreScanner, Essence, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.
Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of the Prentke Romich Company. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.
This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Payment: Registration may be paid by credit card or purchase order. A $30 processing fee will be applied to each purchase order. You must register each individual separately online with their own contact information. If registering more than 10 people, call 866-998-1726 to verify there are enough seats remaining.
Refund: If you should need to cancel your registration for any reason, you may do so up to two weeks prior to the workshop for a $35 cancellation fee. Within the two weeks prior to the workshop, no refund will be available.
We offer a 50% discount for parents who are considering the LAMP approach for their children and for students in professional programs. ASHA CEU's will not be processed for discounted registrations.