LAMP Training Workshop (In-Person)

  • Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 145
  • Kent Intermediate School District in Grand Rapids, MI

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Extended Course: Highlighting Local Clients

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give 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.

In addition, this extended workshop will include videotaping of up to three local clients chosen by the host center on the day prior to the training. Those videos will be used to illustrate the components of LAMP and to facilitate discussion regarding assessment and implementation.

PRCs language system and devices will be used to illustrate treatment components but LAMP principles can also be applied to other products. Participants will receive some hands-on time with the LAMP Words for Life language system; however this is not a device-specific training.

The videotaped clients are eligible to receive loaner devices for one month following this basic workshop to trial the LAMP approach. Those team members responsible for implementation need to be present throughout the training and would need to receive specific device training either through online e-trainings or through the local PRC consultant. This can be arranged with the Center for AAC & Autism prior to the workshop.

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.

 


Participants will be able to:
  1. Define the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of AAC with children with ASD.
  2. Explain the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for children with ASD who use AAC.
  3. Examine the use of a form/function profile as well as an interest inventory for use with children with ASD.
  4. Discuss implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC.
  5. Discuss strategies for analyzing the efficacy of communication treatment.
Day 1
30 minutes - Welcome and introduction
30 minutes - Communication processes in ASD & benefit of LAMP approach
30 minutes - Overview of LAMP approach
30 minutes - Readiness to Learn
30 minutes - Shared focus
30 minutes - Consistent & unique motor patterns
30 minutes - Auditory signal
45 minutes - Natural consequences
30 minutes - Language Connections
30 minutes - Getting Started

Day 2
30 minutes - Core vocabulary and language representation
30 minutes - Assessment
30 minutes - Preparing the device
30 minutes - Implementation goals and activities
30 minutes - Tracking efficacy
30 minutes - Summary and follow up

Christine Grubbs, M.S., CCC-SLP

Instructor Christine Grubbs

Christine received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and worked as a speech pathologist in the Pennsylvania public school system for 21 years. She has worked extensively with communication disorders in students K-12, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, AAC and multiple disabilities. Christine is passionate about communication especially in persons with autism. She consults with individuals and families in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Christine is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association and NEA-retired.

Financial: Christine Grubbs is contracted by The Center for AAC and Autism.
Non-Financial: Christine Grubbs is  a member of ASHA and the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association.  Christine receives free equipment from the Center for AAC and Autism to use for her presentations.

  • ASHA CEUs

    0.8

  • Instructional Level

    Introductory

  • Content Area

    Professional

Submission Deadlines

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.

ASHA Information

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.
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