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Culturally and Linguistically Responsive AAC: Meeting the Needs of ALL Clients

PALLS course from Minspeak

“In the US many clients in need of AAC services come from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Although in principle, service providers may see the need to preserve their clients’ heritage languages and cultures, they may lack the knowledge and means to do so. Both intrinsic (e.g., second language competency, beliefs, mindset) and extrinsic factors (e.g., available technologies) may account for  service providers’ clinical decisions and choices on language use. Appropriate AAC service delivery to clients from CLD backgrounds requires not only appropriate technologies but also research-based evidence on the efficacy of intervention approaches.

This seminar will describe the principles of a culturally and linguistically responsive approach to AAC and the existing evidence supporting that course of action.”

**NOTES from Minspeak:

The seminars are held monthly at our offices in Pittsburgh.

  • Each event is held for 2 1/2 days (Tuesday – Thursday).

  • Registration is FREE, but limited to 25 people.

  • The seminar, meals and lodging are provided free of charge! A partial travel reimbursement is provided.

  • Each PALSS event regularly includes presentations of Bruce Baker’s work as well as presentations by Debbie Witkowski, Russell Cross and Tracy Kovach.

  • Each PALSS event features a nationally recognized guest presenter.