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: aacandautism.com/lamp.
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.