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

November 15, 2017 - November 16, 2017


Part 1: 11/15/17 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Part 2: 11/16/17 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

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.

PRC’s 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.

Presenter: John Halloran

Financial: John Halloran is a salaried employee of The Center for AAC and Autism.

Non-Financial: John Halloran is an employee-owner of The Center for AAC and Autism and is a member of ASHA and the Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association.


November 15, 2017
November 16, 2017
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Washtenaw Intermediate School District
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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