Friday, April 29 – Day 2

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Introductory: You have little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.
Intermediate: You have general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.
Advanced: You have thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice.
Times subject to change. More workshop information coming soon.

The language used in the descriptions below indicates which language the sessions will be presented in.
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Presented By

Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP and Ellen Hickey, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Innovative Interventions for People With Cognitive-Communication Challenges

Intermediate: This presentation will describe evidence-based assessments and interventions for people with communication challenges from mild cognitive impairment, dementia, primary progressive aphasia or aphasia. Examples include spaced-retrieval training, graphic and written cues, Montessori programming and Life Participation Approach to Aphasia programming. It will also discuss life participation outcomes that are desirable and intervention goals that are appropriate for clients in community and residential care settings.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric


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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presented By

Pat Mirenda, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Planting Two Trees With One Seed: AAC Supports for Problem Behaviour in Children With ASD

Intermediate: This presentation focuses on evidence-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and problem behaviour. Participants will learn strategies, including augmented input support, such as visual schedules and contingency maps as well as augmented output interventions such as functional communication training and choice-making support. Case study examples and videos will illustrate the approaches.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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