Thursday, May 20, 2021

Virtual Training - Supporting Communication Across the Lifespan: Creative Strategies for Your Client, Student, or Family Member


(NOTE - The OPI Montana Autism Education Project will be offering a limited number of scholarships to this training. You can request a scholarship here. Be aware that we cannot provide a scholarship/reimbursement to anyone who registers directly with MonTECH.) 

August 12th, 8:30-5:00, Online.

MontCOMM 2021 is a one-day online immersion into the world of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Whether you’re a seasoned speech-language pathologist, a professional providing direct support to an adult with a developmental disability, or the parent of a young child who is not developing verbal communication, you will leave MontCOMM 2021 with new ideas for implementing AAC, supporting progress, and obtaining buy-in from other team members.

MontCOMM features two dynamic speakers with expertise that will benefit your work or your family, no matter where you are in the communication continuum. Mo Buti will cover behavior and communication, aided language stimulation, positive reinforcement using nonverbal approaches, a look at the total communication approach, and an introduction to low-tech and high-tech communication systems (There are so many! Where to start?). Brandon Eddy will present a more clinical track focused on starting young children on AAC (including children who are not yet pointing or pressing buttons), data-driven AAC assessment, goal writing, evolving to a new device, access strategies and cognitive demand, obtaining interdisciplinary buy-in for successful implementation, and succeeding with AAC in rural environments.

Great topics, and guess what? You don’t have to choose between our speakers! Your registration entitles you to access both speakers. Jump between them as your interests dictate, and access the recorded sessions later.

See more information here.