Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) Seminar

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When: Friday, August 29th

Time: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where: The Hope Learning Center

12300 Perry Highway

Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through the use of a voice output communication device. LAMP was initially developed to give non-verbal individuals with autism a means of communication but can be adapted to benefit individuals with a

variety of disabilities. 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. Topics to be covered include:

  • The 5 components of LAMP: readiness to learn, joint engagement, and pairing a unique and consistent motor plan with auditory output and a natural response. The role of motor learning in language development and Device features that support implementation Choosing and teaching vocabulary Introduction to the Words for Life AAC iPad app and vocabulary file for PRC devices

Presenter: Christine Grubbs, M.S., CCC-SLP

Christine received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and worked as a speech pathologist in the Pennsylvania public school system for 21 years. She has worked extensively with communication disorders in students K-12, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, AAC and multiple disabilities. Christine is member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association.