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Implementation Workshop

Communicating Beyond Requesting (Las Vegas, NV)


Where do you typically start when introducing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)?  If you are like most people, you probably start with activities that involve an individual requesting a motivating object or action. But what happens next?  What happens when we run out of things to request?  In this session, we will help you develop specific strategies to go beyond requesting - into the world of asking questions, making comments, protesting, expressing opinions, and other important communicative functions.  We will use lecture, discussion, video examples, and small-group activities to explore the power of various communicative functions, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies, and specific ways to facilitate communication beyond requesting.

Learning Outcomes:  Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:  

  • Name two communicative functions beyond requesting and describe their communication benefits
  • Identify two communication tools that support interactions beyond requesting
  • List two partner communication strategies that will facilitate communication beyond requesting

Location: Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
                 Medical Office Building Conference Room 
                 653 N. Town Center Drive
                 Las Vegas, NV  89114      

Questions?  contact:  Bradley Heck

Participants are expected to be present for the entire session.  Individuals who are not present for the full program will not be recommended for ASHA CEUs.  No partial credit will be provided. 



This course will be offered for 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

Training type
Implementation Workshop

Open seats

Patrick Brune
Patrick Brune, M.S., CCC-SLP has over 30 years of clinical experience in the area of AAC. His focus has been on developing tools and supports that create successful communication opportunities for all our customers. Patrick is a member of the Learning Services Team for Tobii Dynavox.

Free of charge

9:15 am - 3:45 pm PT

Friday, March 01, 2019

Summerlin Hospital Medical Center - Outpatient
653 N Town Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89114
United States

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Communicating Beyond Requesting (Las Vegas, NV)

Friday, March 01, 2019 9:15 am - 3:45 pm PT

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