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Course Description

This course reviewed how Lingraphica’s AAC devices can be used with people with a variety of impairments, including TBI, autism, developmental disability, and dysarthria. We reviewed factors to consider based on the client’s impairment, needs, and skills. The course featured case studies for each impairment, with a focus on identifying life participation goals and communication needs.

Course Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

      • Discuss programming strategies for device users who require a simple interface due to cognitive impairments and/or developmental disability
      • Identify AAC device features appropriate for patients who have motor speech impairments with intact language and cognition
      • Describe unique considerations when using AAC in the autism population including sensory and behavioral involvement

Meet the Presenters

Caitlin Mueller, M.S., CCC-SLP 

Caitlin holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a B.S. in Communication Studies from Utah State University and an M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of the Pacific. She is a clinical program manager with Lingraphica, and has a background evaluating and treating clients with a variety of communication impairments using multiple AAC devices and apps.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Caitlin Mueller is an employee at Lingraphicare America, Inc. 

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

 

Beth McHose, MS Ed, CCC-SLP  

Beth joined Lingraphica in 2018. She has experience providing speech and language services for the adult population in the acute, rehab, and home health settings. Beth holds a bachelors in English from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in Communication Sciences and disorders from Old Dominion University.

Relevant Financial Relationships: Beth McHose is an employee at Lingraphicare America, Inc. 

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

 

Erin Petty, M.S., CCC-SLP

Erin is a speech-language pathologist working at SLPTELE and VOISS Therapy telepractice outpatient clinics. She also has experience in home health, acute, & inpatient settings. She holds a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Marshall University in West Virginia.

Relevant Financial Relationships: No relevant financial relationships exist 

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

 

Debra Belfanti, M.S., CCC-SLP

Debra is a Senior Speech Pathologist at Allied Services currently working in Outpatient services. She has 40 years of experience with emphasis on neurogenic communication disorders. She is LSVT Loud certified, Vital Stim certified, and a Certified Lingraphica Technology Specialist, in addition to a 4-time ASHA ACE recipient. She holds a B.S. from Marywood University and an M.S. from Rutgers University.

Relevant Financial Relationships: No relevant financial relationships exist 

Relevant Non-Financial Relationships: No relevant non-financial relationships exist

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