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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) supporting participation over the lifetime

In this webinar, we will discuss various technologies used for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and how these technologies can support users.

14:00 to 15:30

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This webinar will discuss various technologies used for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and how these technologies can support users to participate in a variety of activities and also promote academic and social skills. Using case studies of AAC users of various ages, we will show how AAC can be implemented and adapted to meet the changing needs of AAC users across the lifespan.

This webinar is the third of 7 events dedicated to assistive technologies and hosted by EASPD's Person-Centred Technology Member Forum.

Programme

Activity

Speaker

Welcome & Technicalities

Rachel Blum

Use of AAC in Early Childhood

Rachel Blum 

AAC usage in schools

Dana Cappel

Higher education (with social media)

May Agius and Sharon Borg

Employment

May Agius and Sharon Borg

Q&A 

 

 

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