Wednesday, January 8, 2014

31st Annual NCACA Conference

Once again NCACA is putting on another conference here in the Triangle. If you live nearby, these are always great learning opportunities. 

This 31st Annual NCACA Conference is geared for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consumers, family members and professionals. Dr. Carole Zangari will present practical strategies for building vocabulary in learners who use AAC.  Dr. Zangari will host a question-and-answer session on Thursday following lunch to assist with clarification of information and to address specific questions. Additionally, a special session, “Tech-it to the Limit: Using AAC/AT to Enhance Student Success” presented by Sue Porr, Debbie Reinhartsen, Becky Pretzel, Pat Byers from The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be a highlight. In addition, Celeste Helling will lead an adult-focused Make-it-take-it workshop. Friday, February 21st will consist of breakout sessions related to augmentative communication, literacy, assistive technology, family/consumer topics, vendor products and make-it-take-it workshops.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
• Describe current therapeutic and instructional strategies for AAC users
• Discuss implementation strategies for AAC users in a variety of settings
• Recall an array of low tech to high tech devices for use with AAC consumers
• Describe practical strategies for building vocabulary in learners who use AAC

Target Audience
This conference is designed for speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, educators, para-professionals, families, and consumers interested in increasing their knowledge of AAC and assistive technology.

Durham Convention Center
301 W Morgan St, Durham, North Carolina 27701

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