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Implementation Workshop

Communicating Beyond Requesting (St. Petersburg, FL) Private


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

Check-in begins at 9:00 am 

Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC)

2nd Floor Conference Room

880 6th Street  South    

St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Questions? contact: Candice Lane 


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 and will not receive a certificate of completion. No partial credit will be provided. 

Registration on a computer rather than a mobile device is recommended.


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

9:30 am - 4:00 pm ET

Friday, September 13, 2019

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital - St. Petersburg
880 6th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
United States

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Communicating Beyond Requesting (St. Petersburg, FL) Private

Friday, September 13, 2019 9:30 am - 4:00 pm ET

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