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Using PowerPoint to Simulate a Speech Generating Device
Presenter: Richard R. Hurtig, Ph.D., F-ASHA

Moderated By: Amy Goldman

A challenge in both clinical training and clinical practice is the availability of speech generating devices. Most clinical programs do not have a sufficient inventory of SGDs to permit every student in an AAC class to have sufficient time to learn how the devices work and to get experience setting up a device and using it outside of the classroom. Likewise, most clinics do not have a wide inventory available to easily conduct AAC evaluations with the clients who might be candidates. For individuals with developmental disorders or acquired language disorders, the challenge during the SGD trial compounds learning to use augmentative and alternative communication strategies with learning how to use the physical device. For individuals whose linguistic skills are intact but who cannot speak, the challenge is to provide the client with ample opportunities to utilize the SGD across settings and adjust the vocabulary/messages to fit the clients’ needs. The aim of this presentation is to illustrate how PowerPoint can be used to simulate basic SGD functions.

1) Demonstrate how the functionality of PowerPoint can be used to simulate SGD functions.
2) Demonstrate how the SGD simulation can be used in AAC clinical education program.
3) Discuss how the SGD simulation can be used in AAC evaluations and clinical trials.
4) Use PowerPoint to create an SGD simulation.
5) Demonstrate a multi-page communication tool.
6) Demonstrate a multi-page medical decision-making tool.
7) Demonstrate a bilingual multi-page communication tool.

See full webinar description document posted on the ISAAc website for more information, including presenter bio and presenter / moderator disclosures.

Feb 22, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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