Lynsey Lobdell & Brie Norton - Hands-on AAC: Supporting Learners with Complex Needs

Lobdell HeadshotLynsey Lobdell, M.S., CCC-SLP specializes in language disorders, complex communication needs, and bilingual populations. Since graduation from University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Education and Arizona State University with a Master of Science, she has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, early intervention, home health, and private practice. She currently works for Children’s Therapy T.E.A.M., where she developed a comprehensive Augmentative/Alternative Communication Program in 2013. The AAC Program focuses on family support, collaboration, and improved community awareness for improved communication outcomes. She is a member of ASHA and ArkSHA.

 

 

BrieBrie Norton, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist in Northwest Arkansas who specializes in supporting individuals with complex communication needs using augmentative and alternative communication(AAC). A 2007 graduate of Vassar College, Brie’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and Psychology led her to pursue her Master of Science in Communication Disorders at Mercy College. For the past 11 years, Brie has worked in the Bentonville School District with students, staff, and caregivers to ensure students have a comprehensive communication system. She also provides training locally and nationally to staff, family, and private service providers to increase knowledge and carryover of best practices in the field of augmentative and alternative communication. Brie is a LAMP certified clinician and PECS Level 2 Implementer. She is a member of ASHA and ArkSHA.

 

Thursday, October 14 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hands-on AAC: Supporting Learners with Complex Needs
So, you’ve learned the terms and have the equipment, but still need help with incorporating AAC into your lesson plan? You’ve come to the right session!  This session will provide real-life examples with a variety of learners using different AAC systems and access methods, complete with videos and opportunities to try it out yourself. You will learn how to set up individualized activities specific to your AAC learner’s needs and abilities in order to support language growth and improve AAC competency.

 

Thursday, October 14 - 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM 

Teletherapy Intervention: Tips, Tricks & Resources to Engage all Learners
Join us for this fast-paced and fun-filled session jam-packed with teletherapy tips, tricks, and resources. During this session, you will learn how to use a variety of tools to meaningfully engage virtual learners of any age. Getting set up, planning an engaging and interactive session, and implementing intervention strategies to support learners with a variety of needs will be discussed. Lesson examples, resources, and tips for success will be shared.

Disclosure for Lynsey Lobdell

Financial Relationships:

  • Yes, Children’s Therapy TEAM salary; Center for AAC/Autism honoraria and speaking fee; PRC Saltillo honoraria

Non-financial Relationships:

  • Yes, ASHA member; ArkSHA member; LAMP/Center for AAC professional

Disclosure for Brie Norton

Financial Relationships:

  • Yes, Bentonville Schools salary; Center for AAC/Autism honoraria and speaking fee; PRC-Saltillo honoraria; No Limits salary

Non-financial Relationships:

  • Yes, ASHA member; ArkSHA member; LAMP/Center for AAC professional; Pyramid Educational Consultants Level 2 Implementer
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