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You Say Mand, I Say Request—Let's Call the Whole Thing Communication: Interprofessional AAC Intervention

  • ASHA 2018 Annual Conference Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210 USA (map)

Paul is a presenting author in the technical session, You Say Mand, I Say Request—Let's Call the Whole Thing Communication: Interprofessional AAC Intervention at the 2018 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Conference. 

About: Speech language pathologists and behavior analysts regularly collaborate on communication interventions for children with ASDs. The two disciplines often have contradictory approaches and lack a common knowledge base. This can result in less than optimal treatment outcomes. We present a collaborative model for AAC assessment and intervention and provide decision-making tools to guide collaborative intervention for clinicians from both fields.

Learner Outcome(s):

  • Use tools to guide interdisciplinary decision making regarding selection of AAC systems, symbol set displays, and teaching methods
  • Explain the importance of current AAC best practices such as dynamic assessment in successful AAC assessment and intervention
  • Use behavior analytic procedures to augment traditional AAC intervention procedures