Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) 


Hosted by the Gold Centre

October 8, 2019 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM


Cost: $119 USD

50% off for parents and students

Materials, manuals and beverages are included


What is LAMP?

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. LAMP gives individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves with a voice output AAC device.  The components of LAMP address the features and vocabulary available on the device as well as the method of teaching communication while taking into account the individual's sensory needs.  For more information on what LAMP is, please visit The Center for AAC & Autism:


Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the components of LAMP:

  • Readiness to learn
  • Engaging the learner in motivating activities
  • Learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence

Discussions will include how LAMP 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. 


The workshop will also cover:

  • The role of motor learning in language development
  • Device features that support implementation
  • Choosing and teaching vocabulary
  • Introduction to the LAMP Words for LifeTM language system for iPad(R) and PRC devices

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for speech language pathologists, teachers, occupational therapists, parents and anyone who supports individuals who are nonverbal.  



Upon course completion, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may be submitted to satisfy continuing education requirements for professional organizations. The Center for AAC and Autism provides participants with ASHA CEUs.  

Location :

Gold Centre

5331 Ferrier

Montreal, Quebec  H4P 1M1

Tel.: (514) 345-8330 #319



Parking is limited. 

Public transportation is recommend:

Metro stations: De la Savane and Namur

Busses: 17, 368, 371, 382


LUNCH: There are two resaurants outside of the building. There are also several others near by.  



Janie Cirlot-New, M.S.C CCC-SLP


Janie is the Director of the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University.  Janie has a Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of South Alabama and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.  Janie is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist.  Janie has provided augmentative and alternative communication services to individuals of all ages.  She developed the augmentative and alternative communication evaluation and taining program at the T.K. Martin Center and continues to provide evaluations, intervention and taining in the area of augmentative communication.  She served as principal investigator on a U.S. Department of Education funded project to assist local education agency teams in utilizing assistive technology to allow students access to the general curriculum and to improve literacy skills of students with expressive communication disorders.