23rd of August 3-5 pm (Copenhagen time)
Considerations for assessing, planning, and evaluating meaningful outcomes in AAC. Using a roadmap instead of a recipe.
The ROCC is a tool to identify, plan and implement communication change within your setting. Track an individual’s progress over time as they move along a continuum towards communicative competence. Simple data tracks outcomes so that you can see that your hard work is making a difference and know where to focus your efforts. The ROCC measures progress in smaller increments and achievable goals.
The ROCC scores produce an individual profile graph by taking a deeper look into the 10 key goal areas that contribute to communicative competence for those who use AAC, speech or sign. In the process of scoring, you will increase your knowledge about the individual’s current communication, and detailed descriptors give guidance toward next steps and goal setting.
The ROCC creates a shared understanding of the components and steps toward communicative competence.
Janelle Sampson is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist and has worked in both Australia and Canada for more than 30 years. She established Two Way Street in 2011 to bring to life her vision for making a difference to children and adults with complex communication needs (CCN). To help share her passion and the vast knowledge she has in this area, she regularly presents workshops and presentations to parents, educators, speech pathologists and other professionals or groups.
19th of October 5 pm (Copenhagen time)
Communication Access UK
Communication Access UK is a partnership between charities and organizations that share a vision to improve the lives of people living with communication disabilities. The Steering Group is chaired by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
The aim of the Steering Group has been to coordinate the early adopter phase and roll out of the symbol. The official launch of the website www.communication-access.co.uk and free eLearning resource was in November 2020. If a business displays the symbol, it means that staff have received training and that people with communication difficulties are welcome.
There has been ongoing engagement with Health, Education, Local Authority, Retail and Leisure Organisations with over 2000 signing up to date.
The session will outline the process (and roller coaster ride!) from the initial vision through to the present day.
Catherine Harris, MRCSLT
Communication Access UK project consultant
I am a Speech and Language Therapist with over 40 years of experience in a wide range of settings.
I have specialized in supporting young people and adults with Neurological Conditions and have been involved in developing both regional and local Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) services.
From 2006-2009 I served as a trustee for Communication Matters (CM) and from Sept 2012-Sept 2016 I served in the voluntary role of Chair for this organization.
I am currently acting as a project consultant for Communication Access UK which launched in November 2020. The steering group for this exciting partnership initiative is chaired by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Tilmelding via www.isaac.dk/tilmelding.