• 23/10/2024 - 24/10/2024
  • Kedron Wavell - McNamara room

LAMP Brisbane October 2024

This event takes place over 2 full days | 23rd and 24th of October from 9:30am to 4:00pm

Course Synopsis

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are nonverbal a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching language, and how to use those features to implement LAMP components. Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components. The language structure of the LAMP Words for Life language system and use of features to support language learning will be explored using iPads with the LAMP Words for Life App.

Course Outline

  • Communication processes in autism & benefit of LAMP approach
  • Overview of LAMP approach
  • Readiness to Learn
  • Shared focus
  • Consistent & unique motor patterns
  • Auditory signal
  • Natural consequences
  • Language Connections
  • Core vocabulary and language representation
  • Language Structure and Features of Words for Life
  • Determining current Language Stage and goals
  • Therapy Supports & Strategies
  • Support across Environments
  • Summary and Q & A

Course Objectives

  1. Define the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of AAC with autistic people.
  2. Explain the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for autistic people who use AAC.
  3. Examine multisensory convergence and the implications of how interference in this system disrupts speech and language development.
  4. Discuss implementation strategies for teaching autistic people how to use AAC.
  5. Discuss strategies for analysing the efficacy of communication treatment.
  6. Identify how to modify the person’s current AAC system and use device features to support language learning.
  7. Analyse the current expressive language level of an AAC user and give suggestions as to the next step for expanding language and vocabulary.
  8. Describe how to provide access to vocabulary across settings and activities to promote readiness to learn and generalisation.
  9. Give examples of appropriate levels of prompting and modeling to develop independent communication.

Please note

  • If you have attended a LAMP online 6 hour training this covers the same content as day 1 of the 2 day live workshop.
  • Day 1 covers the same information as in the online workshop. If you have attended a Liberator online LAMP training you can register to attend Day 2 only of this face to face training.

Student discount: There is a student discount available for this training. Please email Leanna.Fox@aacandautism.com to arrange student pricing.

Lunch and morning tea provided. Please contact jesi@liberator.net.au with any dietary requirements by Wednesday 16th of October.

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Venue Info

21 Kittyhawk Drive Chermside QLD 4032

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  • Time : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (UTC+10)

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