Upcoming Talks

Overcoming Barriers to Communication

June 27th, 2018
1 PM Eastern
AAC in the Cloud

Providing successful home, school, and community communication experiences for individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be challenging, particularly in environments that do not easily allow for use of high-tech AAC systems. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of innovative strategies collaboratively developed by family members and therapists to overcome environmental and positional barriers to communication. This "show and tell" will highlight some of the creative adaptations that have allowed children and young adults to communicate in bed, in the shower, horseback riding, swimming, and more!

Parent Instruction in Partner-Augmented Input

July, 2018
International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) 2018 Conference
Gold Coast, Australia

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can be invaluable in allowing children with severe communication impairments to express themselves at home. However, providing the appropriate piece of technology alone is often insufficient. Parent training in AAC has been linked to positive changes in children?s communication (Bruno & Dribbon, 1998; Romski, Sevcik, Adamson, Cheslock, Smith, Barker & Bakerman, 2010). Family satisfaction has been found to increase when clinicians recognize parent needs regarding AAC (Angelo et al., 1996; Starble et al., 2005). Parent and family support has been identified as a contributor to positive outcomes for individuals who use AAC (Lund & Light, 2007; Gona, Newton, Hartley & Bunning, 2014). This workshop will provide participants with an overview of a successful home training protocol. Results from a recent research study on parent instruction in partner-augmented input will be reported.

Selected Presentations

Senner & Baud (2018). Ingredients to Successful Modeling: SMoRRES and Partner-Augmented Input. Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley. Villa Park, IL.

Saltillo (2018). Communication Partner Instruction in AAC [Webinar]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/K7snlGPY2tw

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC, 2018). Ingredients to Successful Modeling: SMoRRES and Partner-Augmented Input [Webinar]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/3RtWBvTWEXU

Senner, J., Post, K. & Baud, M (2018). Parent Instruction in Partner-Augmented Input. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Orlando, FL.

ATIA (2017).  Partner-Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom [Webinar].  Retrieved from
https://www.atia.org/webinar/partner-augmented-input-modeling-aac-classroom-part-1/

ATIA (2017).  Partner-Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom Part 2 [Webinar].  Retrieved from https://www.atia.org/webinar/partner-augmented-input-modeling-aac-classroom-part-2/

ATIA (2017). Chat with Me: Pragmatic Skill Intervention in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Part 1 [Webinar]. Retrieved from https://www.atia.org/webinar/chat-pragmatic-skill-intervention-augmentative-alternative-communication-aac/

Senner, J.E. & Baud, M.R. (2016,February). The Impact of School Staff Instruction in Partner-Augmented Input. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Orlando, FL.

Senner, J.E. & Baud, M.R. (2016,February). Chat with Me: Pragmatic Skill Intervention in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Orlando, FL.

Senner, J.E. & Baud, M.R. (2016,February). Partner-Augmented Input in the Classroom:Bringing ModelingtoYourSchool. UCP/InfinitecSouthwest, Belleville, IL.

Senner, J.E. & Baud, M.R. (2015,October). Chat with Me: Pragmatic Skill Intervention in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, MN.

Senner, J.E. & Baud, M.R. (2015,October). Supporting Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Users in the Classroom. Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, MN.

Senner, J.E. & Baud, M.R.(2015,November). Partner-Augmented Input in the Classroom: Bringing Modeling to Your School. UCP/InfinitecSouthwest, Glendale Heights, IL.

Senner, J. E. & Baud, M. R. (2015, May). Augmentative and Alternative Communication Integration into the Educational Curriculum: Evidence-Based Strategies for Success. UCP/Infinitec Southwest, Tinley Park, IL.

Senner, J. E. & Baud, M. R. (2015, February). Supporting Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Users in the Classroom. Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association (ISHA) 55th Annual Convention, Rosemont, IL.

Senner, J. E. & Baud, M. R. (2014, June). Augmentative and Alternative Communication Integration into the Educational Curriculum: Evidence-Based Strategies for Success. UCP/Infinitec Southwest, Tinley Park, IL.

Senner, J. E. & Baud, M. R. (2013, November). The Impact of School Staff Instruction in Partner Augmented Input. Paper presented at American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Chicago, IL.

Senner, J. E. & Baud, M. R. (2013, January). The Impact of School Staff Instruction in Partner Augmented Input. Paper presented at Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Orlando, FL.

Senner, J. E. (2013, January). Next Steps with Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Integration into the Educational Curriculum. Infinitec, Pekin, IL.

Senner, J. E. (2012, November). Assessment in Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Infinitec, Pekin, IL.

Senner, J. E. (2010, February). Evidence-Based AAC Strategies for School-Aged Children. Short Course presented at the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Rosemont, IL.

Desch, L. W. & Senner, J. E. (2009, October). Assistive Technology & Other Gadgets. Short Course presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington, DC.

Senner, J. E. (2009, October). Drooling in Children with CP: Causes, Treatments, and Future Directions. Presented at the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Casper, WY.

Senner, J. E. & Desch, L. W. (2009, September). Not Being Able to Speak is Not the Same as Not Having Anything to Say. Short Course presented at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ.

Senner, J. E. (2009, September). Parent Perceptions of Pragmatic Skills in Teens and Young Adults Using AAC. Poster presented at American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ.

Senner, J. E. (2009, September). Development of a Sibling Self Report Questionnaire. Poster presented at American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ.

Senner, J. E. (2009, February). Evidence-Based AAC Strategies for School-Aged Children. Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia Conference, Richmond, VA.

Senner, J. E. (2009, February). Parent Perceptions of Pragmatic Skills in Teens and Young Adults Using AAC. Poster presented at American Speech Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) 10th Annual Conference of Division 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Gaithersburg, MD.

Senner, J. E. (2008, November). Sibling Research. Paper presented at the Ohio Adult Sibling Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Senner, J. E. & Harris, P. (2008, October). Pragmatic Skills in Teens and Young Adults Using AAC. Paper presented at Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, MN.

Senner, J. E. & Harris, P. (2008, August). Developing Leadership in Young People Who Use AAC. Paper presented at the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.