Episode #109 features a discussion of the approach to augmentative / alternative communication known as Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).
This episode also features a bumper from Lucas McCarty.
A.T.TIPS in this Episode –
A.T.TIP #312 – Be goofy to coax communication
A.T.TIP #313 – Keep symbols where they are on an AAC device
A.T.TIP #314 – Use of a key guard to help with targeting difficulties on an AAC device
A.T.TIP #315 – Start with the most cells as possible when implementing an AAC device
A.T.TIP #316 – Place semantically similar words apart on an AAC device
A.T.TIP #317 – Using or combining phonetically similar words in lieu of additional fringe symbols
A.T.TIP #318 – Show teams “end user” videos, like the one below…
Example: Lucas McCarty uses LAMP to communicate his dream
Mentioned In This Episode –
Only God Could Hear Me Trailer – Documentary featuring Lucas McCarty
Year of Our Lord: Faith, Hope, and Harmony in the Mississippi Delta – Book by T.R. Pearson about Lucas McCarty
Picture of the ATEval2Go Vendor Session at ATIA 2013 (Thanks to @Briandowd for snapping the panoramic pic)
Great post!! Joan L. Green, M.A. CCC-SLP 301-602-2899/ 1-800-IST-2550 Twitter @jgreenslp http://www.innovativespeech.com http://www.ittsguides.com Author of * The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education Resources for Education, Intervention and Rehabilitation * available from Prufrock Press and Amazon.com- Published Spring, 2011
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Thanks Joan!! I learned a lot there!! It was great to meet you too!!
Great Podcast……especially tip #316. It does make sense to do this to prevent a mistaken communication from happening.
I don’t know why I didn’t think of that earlier, but as soon as it came up during the workshop I was like, “YES!” I should have been doing that all along! I wonder how many other choices relating to technology/strategy implementation are just assumptions or “this is how I’ve always done it” sort of mistakes I’m making. I guess this is why we’re always learning!