LAMP Training Workshop (Online)
Wed., Feb. 23, 2022
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Time Zone: Eastern
- 79 USD
- Instructor: Melissa Pouncey
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are nonverbal a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching language, and how to use those features to implement LAMP components. Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components.
PRCs language system and devices will be used to illustrate treatment components; however LAMP principles can be applied to other products. Due to the limited duration of this course, hands-on time with devices will be limited to breaks.
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. However, we can transfer your registration to a comparable training on an alternate date.
Participants will be able to:
- Define the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of AAC with children with ASD.
- Explain the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for children with ASD who use AAC.
- Examine the use of a form/function profile as well as an interest inventory for use with children with ASD.
- Discuss implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC.
- Discuss strategies for analyzing the efficacy of communication treatment.
5 minutes - Welcome and introduction
30 minutes - Communication processes in ASD & benefit of LAMP approach
15 minutes - Overview of LAMP approach
30 minutes - Readiness to Learn
15 minutes - Shared focus
15 minutes - Consistent & unique motor patterns
15 minutes - Auditory signal
15 minutes - Natural consequences
30 minutes - Language Connections
30 minutes - Getting Started
30 minutes - Core vocabulary and language representation
60 minutes - Implementation goals and activities
30 minutes - Summary and follow up
Melissa Pouncey, MS, CCC-SLP
Melissa Pouncey graduated in 2010 from The University of Alabama with her Master of Science in Communicative Disorders. Since the day after graduation, she has been joyfully serving children in natural environments, inclusive preschool, and the outpatient program with United Ability. In 2016 and 2018 she travelled to China to train caregivers in a foster center and several orphanages in low-tech AAC and feeding for children with multiple disabilities. Melissa has been an invited presenter at Alabama’s State SHAA Convention, #TalkingAAC, and has given a TEDx Talk through Samford University. Melissa was named SHAA’s AAC Professional of the Year in 2020. Her specialties include serving in natural environments, family and caregiver training, Autism, AAC for children with multiple needs, and oral placement therapy for speech and feeding. LAMP has been a part of Melissa’s practice from the beginning, and she has been teaching in her community for many years.
Melissa is state board certified as well as American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified. She works at United Ability in Birmingham, AL.
Financial: Melissa Pouncey is contracted by The Center for AAC and Autism of PRC-Saltillo.
Non-Financial: Melissa 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 and participate for the entire duration of the class. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC-Saltillo. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted. Your entrance and exit of the class are timestamped and you must stay logged in on a computer or tablet for the entire class in order to receive ASHA CEUs. Call-in only attendance does not qualify for ASHA CEUs.
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-Saltillo will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.
PRC-Saltillo has 45 days after the seminar to turn in your ASHA Participant form. Once ASHA receives your participant form, please allow 4 weeks for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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
PRC-Saltillo licenses a patented technology that is in PRC-Saltillo products trademarked as Accent®, ChatFusion™, NovaChat®, PRiO®, TouchChat®, TouchChat® Express, Look™, NuEye®, and NuPoint®, as well as software (CoreScanner™, Engage, Essence®, VocabPC™, MultiChat15, UNIDAD®, Unity®, WordPower™, LAMP Words for Life®, LAMP Words for Life® - Spanish/English, LAMP Words for Life® - VI, TouchChat® app), and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC-Saltillo also has registered five websites, aacapps.com, aaclanguagelab.com, exploreaac.com, realizelanguage.com, touchchatapp.com, and alpforaac.com. 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/softwares/websites.
PRC presentations will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, Look, NuPoint, Unity, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, LAMP Words for Life - Sp/En, LAMP Words for Life - VI, CoreScanner, Essence, WordPower, Explore AAC, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.
Saltillo presentations will focus exclusively on ChatFusion, NovaChat, TouchChat, VocabPC, MultiChat15, WordPower, TouchChat app, Explore AAC, or TouchChat website.
WordPower is a trademark of Inman Innovations, Inc; © 2001-2019; All rights reserved. Used with permission.
The Assessment of Learning Process (ALP) for AAC is a trademark of PRC-Saltillo and Lisbeth Nilsson.
Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of PRC-Saltillo. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.
This course is offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level).
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: Refund Policy waived until April 30th. If you’re registered for an in-person LAMP workshop and are unable to attend, you may cancel or reschedule without penalty.
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.
We offer a 25% discount for a group of 5 or more attendees when paid by purchase order. All attendees must listed on the same purchase order. This discount needs to be selected at the time of registration. We are not able to retroactively provide the discount after the registration is processed.