Eleventh Annual Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication: TRAINING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AS AAC PRACTITIONERS January 24-26, 2011 5:00 – 9:00 PM Monday January 24, 2011 Registration and Welcome Reception Sponsored by the ASHA Division 12 Tuesday January 25, 2011 Introducing SLPs to the World of AAC! 7:30 – 8:15 AM Registration - Coffee, Tea and Juice Welcome on behalf of SID 12 Amy S. Goldman, MS, CCC-SLP 8:30 – 9:00 AM .05 CEUs Greetings and Introduction of Topic: Training Speech-Language Pathologists as AAC Practitioners Insuring AAC Prerequisites for Pre-Service and In-Service. 9:00 – 10:30 AM .15 CEUs Lyle Lloyd, PhD, CCC-SLP/A Keynote Session: "Why did we create AT in the first place? Where are we now? Where are we going? How do we get others to join us?” Discussion. Alan Brightman, Ph.D., Senior Policy Director for Special Communities, Yahoo! 10:30 – 10:45 AM B R E A K 10:45 – 11:45 AM .10 CEUs Discussant: What Can We Learn From Where We Have Been to Get to Where We Need to Go in the Field of AAC? Discussion. 11:45 – 12:45 PM .10 CEUs Richard Ellenson, Parent Advocate AAC applications in 2010: How to conduct a successful clinical feature matching process Jessica Gosnell, MS, CCC-SLP 12:45 – 1:45 PM LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 1:45 – 3:00 PM .175 CEUs 3:00 – 4:30 PM .15 CEUs Characteristics Of Effective Practices In Teaching Adult Learners David Beukelman, PhD, CCC-SLP, Christy Horn, PhD Techniques, Methodologies and Pedagogy for In-Person and Online Instruction in Pre-Service and In-Service Learning Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP; Al Cook, PhD, PE 4:30 – 5:00 B R E A K Eleventh Annual Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication: TRAINING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AS AAC PRACTITIONERS January 24-26, 2011 5:00 - 6:00 PM .10 CEUs 6:00 – 7:30 PM .15 CEUs Poster Sessions: Clinical Forum of Issues Special Event: The History of AAC in the World Hosted by: Alan Brightman, Ph.D., Senior Policy Director For Special Communities, Yahoo! Gary Moulton, Accessibility Group, Microsoft Richard Ellenson, MBA, Parent Advocate Wednesday January 26, 2011 Topics Unique to an AAC Curriculum 8:00 – 8:30 AM 8:30 – 8:45 AM Coffee, Tea & Juice Questions to Frame the Day’s Sessions: Why is this content critical to AAC training? What are some crucial resources? What opportunities exist within programs to address this content? 8:45 – 9:45 AM .10 CEUs Lyle Lloyd, PhD, CCC-SLP/A; Pat Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP Communication Vulnerability in the Hospital and the New Joint Commission Standards: The SLP and need for professional preparedness 9:45 – 10: 30 AM .075 CEUs John Costello, MS, CCC-SLP Where Would the Field of AAC be Without Policy, Advocacy and Documentation and How to Continue Moving Forward? Lewis Golinker, Esq. 10:30 – 10:45 AM B R E A K 10:45 – 11:45 AM .10 CEUs 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM .10 CEUs 12:45 – 2:00 PM What if … Where AAC AT may be heading. Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D. The Human Factors and Ergonomic Considerations in Seating, Positioning and Mounting AAC Devices Margaret (Peggy) Barker, MS, ATP Table Topics: How to Improve the State of SLP Professional Preparation? w/ Light Lunch (Including Discussion of ASHA Program Accreditation Procedures) Facilitated by Individuals who Teach and Train AAC Students and Clinicians Conference Chairpersons: Pat Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP; Lyle Lloyd, PhD, CCC-SLP/A Eleventh Annual Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication: TRAINING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AS AAC PRACTITIONERS January 24-26, 2011 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM .10 CEUs 3:00 – 4:00 PM .10 CEUs Important Principles in Teaching SLPs About the AAC Assessment Process Iris Fishman, MA, CCC-SLP It’s Not About the Technology or is it: Realizing AAC Through Hard and Soft Technologies Al Cook, PhD, PE 4:00 - 4:15 P.M. Closing Remarks, Next Steps Lyle Lloyd, PhD, CCC-SLP/A , Pat Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP; 4:15 – 4:30PM B R E A K 4:30 – 5:30 PM .10 CEUs Poster sessions: Clinical Forum of Issues OR Participate in Working Group Session 5:30 – 7:30 PM up to .20 CEUs ATIA Exhibit Hall Sneak Preview CEUs to be offered to all registrants who complete and submit an “AT HandsOn” activity. Speaker Bios: David R. Beukelman, Ph.D is the Barkley Professor of Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Director of Research and Education of the Communication Disorders Division, Munroe/Meyer Institute of Genetics and Rehabilitation, Omaha , Nebraska . He is also a Senior Researcher in t he Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln , Nebraska , focusing on augmentative and alternative communication, dysarthria, and oral cancer. Dr. Beukelman is a past Editor of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Journal and has published numerous articles and co-authored several books relating to AAC. He is a past recipient of the President's Award from the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) as well as the Fred Strache Leadership Award 16th Annual International CSUN Conference. Margaret (Peggy) Barker, MS, ATP is in private practice and provides assistive technology consultation services to students and their school teams. Assistive technologies that are considered include electronic aids for daily living, computer access and applications, augmentative communication, power mobility; and the user interface, interconnection and integration of these devices and strategies. She has been providing Assistive Technology services in Northern California since 1978 working at Assistive Device Center at California State University, Sacramento and then led the Augmentative Communication group at the Rehabilitation Engineering Center at Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford from 1981 to 1994. Since 1994, she has been consulting primarily to school districts and county offices of education. She has provided workshops and in-service trainings as well as written book chapters and articles on the implementation of Assistive Technology. Eleventh Annual Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication: TRAINING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AS AAC PRACTITIONERS January 24-26, 2011 Alan Brightman, PhD is the Senior Policy Director for Special Communities at Yahoo! where he is responsible for ensuring that Yahoo! is as responsive as possible to the unique needs of children and adults with disabilities as well as families with serious illness. Brightman received a Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University and an Honorary Ph.D. in Science from The University of Massachusetts. His professional accomplishments reflect a career devoted not only to increasing the quality of life for children and young adults with various special needs but also to developing large-scale business opportunities to serve the needs of these segments. Brightman was the founder of Apple Computer's Worldwide Disability Solutions Group and served as its only Director throughout its 13-year existence. In this capacity he managed a multi-million dollar annual budget and was responsible for ensuring that all Apple products and programs were accessible to children and adults with disabilities. He worked closely with Apple's hardware and software engineering teams as well as with diverse teams in marketing, sales, industrial design, and public relations. In addition, he co-authored Independence Day: Designing Computer Solutions for Individuals with Disability and produced a variety of videos designed to illustrate the role of technology in increasing options and opportunities for all children and adults. The work of Brightman's group at Apple, the first of its kind in the industry, has been widely recognized, emulated, and honored around the globe. Brightman's most recent book is DisabilityLand, a collection of anecdotes, editorials, quotes, and questions rooted in his many experiences in the field of disability. In 2009, DisabilityLand was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award by the Independent Publishers Association. Brightman received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston University to honor his innovative accomplishments on behalf of children and young adults. Albert Cook, PhD, PE is Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Extension and Special Advisor to the Provost at the University of Alberta. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine from 1994 to 2007, and chair of the Health Sciences Council from 2000-2007. Dr. Cook was formerly Professor of Biomedical Engineering at California State University, Sacramento where he established the graduate program in biomedical engineering. Dr. Cook co-authored with Susan Hussey, MS, OTR, Cook and Hussey’s Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice 3nd edition, published in October 2007 by Elsevier. He has coedited three other textbooks with John Webster and others and has written numerous chapters in rehabilitation and biomedical engineering texts, monographs, peer reviewed papers and conference proceedings. John Costello, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of the Augmentative Communication Program, Children’s Hospital Boston where he has been a speech-language pathologist for 25 years and founder of Children’s inpatient AAC program. John has lectured nationally and internationally on numerous topics related to AAC assessment and intervention. John is adjunct faculty teaching graduate level courses in Augmentative Communication for Boston University, Emerson College, MGH Institute of Health Professionals and Northeastern University. Richard Ellenson, MBA is a parent and advocate was most recently the CEO of Blink Twice, where he headed the creation and launch of the Tango, a fresh new AAC device that brought the field new insights into design and innovation. Prior to entering the field of AAC, Richard was in advertising, where he worked for many larger agencies, and eventually started his own shop. He worked on the introduction of the American Express Corporate Card, rebranded products from Cross Pens to Cointreau, and wrote the Tagline “It’s Not TV. It’s HBO.” Since entering the field of Assistive Technology, Richard has been on Eleventh Annual Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication: TRAINING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AS AAC PRACTITIONERS January 24-26, 2011 the Boards of the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), CSUN, various UCP Groups, and has been appointed to an Advisor to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NICDC). In 2006, Richard and his son Thomas, who uses a Tango device, were named “Persons of the Year” by ABC World News Tonight. Richard is a graduate of Cornell and holds an MBA from The Wharton School. Iris Fishman, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist specializing in augmentative means of communication and has held a wide range of positions in the field, including Director of the Assistive Technology Program at the National Center for Disability Services on Long Island and Consulting AAC Supervisor for United Cerebral Palsy of NYC. She has been an AAC evaluator for Helen Hayes Hospital and the Young Adult Institute in New York, an author of one of the first texts on AAC devices and an adjunct instructor for the graduate speech pathology departments at Long Island University, Hunter College and NYU. A Past President of USSAAC and past Board Member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division on AAC, Iris is currently a doctoral student in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the City University of NY Graduate Center and a private practitioner. Jessica Gosnell, MS, CCC-SLP has been a Speech Language Pathologist in the Augmentative Communication Program at Children’s Hospital Boston since 2008. Her clinical focus includes assessment and intervention for children and adults who present with complex communication needs; with special interest in high-tech users of AAC. She has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of high-tech AAC and has taught graduate level courses in Augmentative Communication at both Mass General Institute of Health Professions & Northeastern University Lewis Golinker, Esq., is the founder and director of the ATLC. He has 26 years of legal experience representing people with disabilities who seek health benefits from third party funding programs. He has extensive expertise securing coverage and funding for items of durable medical equipment in general, and for AAC devices or speech generating devices in particular. The Assistive Technology Law Center, Inc. (ATLC) is a public interest law firm located in Ithaca, New York. The ATLC provides information and advocacy assistance to expand coverage and funding for assistive devices, including SGDs. Christy Horn, PhD has been a member of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln community for more than 20 years. She has dedicated her career to working with people with disabilities, helping them fulfill their dreams and reach their goals in the areas of higher education and employment. Dr. Horn is an educator, focusing on individuals with learning disabilities and researching ways to help these individuals learn more effectively. She established Services for Students with Disabilities, a campus office which helps students with disabilities navigate their college careers. She also serves as the ADA/504 Compliance Officer for the University of Nebraska system. In this role, she works to insure that the University offers equal educational and employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. She is the 2009 Outstanding Contribution to Women Award from the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women. Lyle Lloyd, PhD, CCC-SLP/A Is a Professor In the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences with a joint appointment with Special Education. He holds certifications as a a speech pathologist and an audiologist. His primary clinical research and teaching focus is the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for individuals with severe communication problems related to physical and/or cognitive disabilities. During 1984, Lloyd was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in AAC Eleventh Annual Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication: TRAINING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AS AAC PRACTITIONERS January 24-26, 2011 at the University of London. Lloyd is a Fellow of both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR). He has held numerous elected and appointed offices in several professional organizations including serving as CEC Division for Children with Communication Disorders President, founder and the first chair of the AAMR Communication Disorders Division, and 1978 ASHA Program Committee Chair. He was a founder of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), serving as the first Vice President for Publications and then as an Editor of the Journal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (1986-93). He is the only person to receive the biennial ISAAC Presidents Award twice (1988 and 1998). He also received the ISAAC Distinguished Service Award (1994) making him the only person to receive both of ISAAC’s highest awards for his research and professional leadership in AAC. Pat Ourand, MS, CCC-SLP is currently on Faculty at the Johns Hopkins University, Department of Special Education and the Loyola University of Maryland Department of Education, Educational Technology program. She is currently the President of Associated Speech & Language Services, Inc., a speechlanguage pathology practice, serving the Baltimore/Washington area, and specializing in assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Pat is the President-Elect of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC). Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D is Director of the Trace R&D Center and a Professor in both the Industrial & Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Departments at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Vanderheiden has been working on technology and disability for just under 40 years. He was a pioneer in the field of Augmentative Communication (a term he coined in the 1970's) before moving to computer access in the 1980s. Many of the accessibility features that are now built into every Macintosh, Windows and Linux computer were created by his group in the 1980s. He has worked with over 50 companies, served on numerous governmental advisory and study committees on both sides of the ocean, and has chaired and/or edited many of the early accessibility standards. Carole Zangari, PhD, CCC-SLP is on faculty at the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Zangari teaches required classes on AAC to master’s and doctoral students. She also teaches online special topics courses in AAC that are taken both by students and practicing professionals. Dr. Zangari also supports individuals who use AAC in the on-campus AAC Clinic.