LAMP & Moving Forward


Thu Feb 15 2024 at 09:00 am to Fri Feb 16 2024 at 03:30 pm


Easterseals of the Birmingham Area | Vestavia Hills, AL

LAMP Day 1: LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are nonverbal a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, 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.
Moving Forward Day 2: Hands-On Learning with iPads and Devices
This course is designed to further the communication partners ability to implement the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning approach at different language stages and across environments. The language structure of the LAMP Words for Life language system and use of features to support language learning will be explored. Accent and iPad devices with LAMP WFL will be provided for hands-on learning, depending on class size, one set of equipment for every two participants. Participants may bring their own Accent and/or iPad devices if desired. Discussion will include assessing current language level, setting goals for developmental progression, and analyzing data logging. The presenter will cover a variety of strategies and supports to support language development such as expanding vocabulary in natural environments, modeling, teaching the motor plan, and how to use aided language input. Videotaped sessions will be used for group discussion about strategies that work and common mistakes. Suggestions for language development in school settings will also be addressed.

Due to the hands-on training this workshop offers, seats are limited.
Previous attendance at a 1 day or 1.5 day Center for AAC & Autism LAMP Workshop is required to register for this course.
*Qualified participants who attend both days of training will be eligible to request a FREE copy of the LAMP Words for Life app through our App Partner Program. Please read details here:

Where is it happening?

Easterseals of the Birmingham Area, 240 Commerce Parkway,Pelham,AL,United States, Vestavia Hills

Event Location & Nearby Stays:

The Center for AAC & Autism

Host or Publisher The Center for AAC & Autism

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