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In this week’s episode, Chris and Rachel talk about balancing administrative tasks, service delivery and direct communication with parents and caregivers. Chris discusses ATIA and a session called “AAC Spotlight” where clinicians get a chance to present a problem with AAC implementation and then discuss different possible solutions.
The TWT team discusses therapist and educator transitions that happen when a student progresses through their education, and how parents can help maintain effective services during and after these changes. Chris mentions several easy online tools, including Piktochart and easel.ly for making infographics. To conclude, Chris and Rachel describe how future SLPs can participate in the SLP2B conference presented by XceptionalED , and how to earn CEU’s for the “Talking with Tech” podcast.
Next, Rachel interviews Jason Lehmbeck, an app developer and parent of a child with complex communication needs. Rachel and Jason discuss Special X, his new online pilot platform that acts as a child’s digital binder for parents to keep all important documents together. Jason has also created a team to interact with parents in order to help them navigate and better collaborate with educators, therapists, and government agencies. Jason hosts a podcast, “Who Lives Like This” with Elizabeth Aquino, that focuses on issues relevant to caregivers, advocates, and furthering disability rights (wholiveslikethispodcast.com). During the interview, Jason discusses a therapist that took extra time to discover his son’s motivations and preferences, and how that positively impacted speech therapy for their son. Rachel and Jason also talk about how SLPs can help parents “see the future” in their children’s communication.
Interested in earning CEU’s for this podcast? Check out the course at bit.ly/twtcorepd.
SLP2B conference presented by XceptionalED: xceptionaled.com/slp2b
“Who Lives Like This” podcast with Jason Lehmbeck & Elizabeth Aquino: wholiveslikethispodcast.com
For a free AAC Transitions worksheet by TWT’s Michaela Ball, visit https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-Transition-Sheet-4342513
Hosts: Rachel Madel and Chris Bugaj
Producer: Luke Padgett
Audio Editing: Michaela Ball
Music: “Ebb and Flow” by Fabian Measures
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