The Watson Institute is hosting a LAMP training seminar on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Education Center South in Bridgeville, PA (230 Hickory Grade Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. LAMP gives individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves with a voice output AAC device. The components of LAMP address the features and vocabulary available on the device as well as the method of teaching communication while taking into account the individual’s sensory needs.
The LAMP workshop will cover readiness to learn, engaging the learner in motivation activities, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how LAMP addresses the core language deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder, device features that are beneficial to teaching language, and how to use those features to implement LAMP components. Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components.
The workshop will also cover: the role of motor learning in language development, device features that support implementation, choosing and teaching vocabulary, and introduction to the LAMP Words for LifeTM language system for iPad and PRC devices.
Reserve your spot today and register for the July 21st LAMP Training workshop!