February 16, 2010

Registration Open for Vanderbilt Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Workshop

Pre-workshop event: A Parent’s Journey with AAC, Robert Rummel-Hudson, author of "Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter," Friday, March 26, 6-7:30 p.m., Room 204 Mayborn Building/Peabody. Free.

Workshop: We Dance, We Sing, We Do All Kinds of things — Working with Young Children with Multiple Disabilities Using Assistive Technology, Karen Casey, M.S., Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Room 8380 Medical Center East/South Tower. Workshop covers a wide range of strategies and easy-to-use communication systems, including low to high assistive technology options. For speech-language pathologists, special educators, other professionals in related fields, students, parents, and family members. Offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (intermediate level, professional area). Workshop fee (include 2 CDs of instructional resources, make/take materials, lunch/breaks): $175 for professionals, $50 for students/parents if registered by March 15; additional $25 thereafter.

Sponsors: Low Incidence Disabilities Program, Department of Special Education; Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

For details and to register for either or both events, go to http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/registration. For more nformation, call 322-8240.

The direct link to the flyer is http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/kennedy_files/AAC_flyer.pdf.