And thank YOU for attending the Pitt-Hopkins Research Foundation's 2016 scientific symposium and family conference! It was a great pleasure to meet all of you and I hope that what I shared was of value to you, and thank you also to Audrey Davidow Lapidus for the information. This was an amazing experience!
- Lucas Steuber, MA-T, MS CCC/SLP
As promised, here is the content from my presentation. You are welcome to share or reuse anything here with the exception of the clinical videos, for which I have consent to present in academic or training settings but not distribute to the public in general.
- PowerPoint Slides: AAC 101 (videos removed to reduce file size; see links below)
- Case Study 1 (ASD): Communication through Behavior, then emerging signs
- Case Study 2 (ASD): AAC frustration followed by success
- Case Study 3 (Rett Syndrome): Eye gaze system transition
- Case Study 4 (Juvenile Huntington's): Oral language used for voice banking for AAC
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME AT ANY TIME.
I can be reached at www.lukesteuber.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or my personal cell, 541-321-9667. I'm always happy to consult, chat, or otherwise offer advice either to you, your existing SLP, school team, or all of the above. I'm also happy to review goals and IEPs. My availability is limited but I promise I'll do my best to find out the answers to questions I don't know, refer you to those who do if I need to, and provide constant communication. Language is a beautiful gift, and any part I can play in helping to foster and grow the skills of a child is hugely rewarding for me.
My cell is above, or the business line is 503-943-0998. I can also probably be found on Facebook if you look hard enough!
Even if you aren't local, feel free to reach out as my strategy is often to consult from a distance in order to help build a plan as unique as your child. For any of the above, please also feel free to just sign up for our very occasional emails (maybe four a year) that always have something worth reading.
Bonus videos and materials:
- AAC 101 handout for teachers, aides, caregivers, and others who need a quick set of basic that they will actually read (this will likely be updated soon)
- Walkthrough of accessibility features in iOS 9
- Walkthrough of accessibility features in iOS 10
- Small collection of primary research on communication in Pitt / Angelman
- Example of Immediate Echolalia
- Playing Bejeweled with Homebrew EyeGaze
- Interview with Sonja's mother (Case Study 3: Rett Syndrome); provided for free equipment.
- Highly Complex Switch Scanning Application
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Once again, thank you ALL for coming and know that you are appreciated and supported. Please do reach out to me if ever you need, whether via email, the form above, or my cell 541-321-9667. If I don't pick up that usually means I'm with students and will call back as fast as I can. All the best in everything that you - and your child - can accomplish in the new year!