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    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 37

    Course Description

    In the world of technology (low- or high-tech), design drives perfprmance. It is therefore unsurprising that the design of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems has been found to be a significant performance mediator among those with complex communication needs (CCN) (Light & McNaughton, 2012). 

    Despite the impact of AAC system design on the success of AAC intervention, research In this area appears to be In its infancy (see Light, et al., 2018). Studies on speech-language pathologists' (SLPs) AAC display design practices are similarly sparse (e.g. Thistle& Wilkinson, 2015; Webb, et al., 2019). Considering the relatively less attention given to this aspect of AAC intervention, PASP's AAC SIG organized this webinar with the aim of providing Filipino SLPs with a broad and updated review of literature on AAC interface design considerations for children and adults.

    The discussion will center around design elements relevant to the most common system layouts (i.e. traditional grids, visual scene displays, and keyboards) and their seeming role in facilitating efficient AAC use, language development, literacy, socialization, and participation.


    Ms. Ellyn Cassey K. Chua, CSP-PASP

    Ellyn is a BS Speech Pathology graduate of the University of the Philippines Manila, She worked as a full-time instructor at the same university from 2013-2016, teaching topics on normal cognitive and linguistic functioning, AAC, etc., and supervising interns working with Individuals with various disabilities from the preschool to the elderly years. She also worked as a speech-language pathologist for 6 years, serving children and adolescents with hearing Impairment, intellectual disability, and autism; and adults with complex communication needs.

    Springing from her past work as a local coordinator of the 'MG MC Project (2015-2019), she's now a member of the International Society for AAC's (ISAAC) BUILD committee and an MSc AAC student at the University of Dundee through a scholarship from the Philippine's Department of Science and Technology. Her research interests lie in AAC solutions for adults with acquired cognitive and language disorders, and designing AAC systems In Philippine languages.


    This webinar is open only for AAC specialists and specialists-in-training.

    • Php 700 - PASP AAC-SIG Members
    • Php 900 - PASP Members (Non-SIG)
    • Php 1000 - non-PASP Members

    Kindly deposit or bank transfer payments to:

    Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists

    BPI Account (Current) 0271-0389-09

    Please send deposit slip or a picture of transaction slip to

Past events

08 Dec 2019 [WEBINAR #03] Assessing narrative skills of Tagalog-English bilingual children and adults
17 Aug 2019 PASP General Assembly 2019
28 Jun 2019 [WEBINAR #02] Assessment and Intervention Considerations for Multilingual Children with Language Impairment in the Philippines
18 May 2019 [WEBINAR #01] PATIENT-CENTERED CARE: Discourse Intervention in Aphasia
16 Feb 2019 PROMPT Level 1 - Introduction to the Technique
18 Dec 2018 Differential Diagnosis of Acquired Motor Speech Disorders
07 Dec 2018 Hanen It Takes Two to Talk Workshop
23 Jul 2018 Post-Convention Workshop on Pediatric Dypshagia Assessment and Management (Registration Link for SLP Students, Other Health Professionals)
21 Jul 2018 PASP Convention 2018 : TRANSCEND
14 Jun 2018 Using Core Boards and Communication Books in Speech Therapy and Beyond
24 Mar 2018 PROMPT One Day Follow-Up Workshop
28 Jan 2018 Angel's Walk - Cebu
17 Jan 2018 Beyond Diagnosis
16 Jan 2018 Therafree
03 Dec 2017 PROMPT Level 2: Bridging Technique to Intervention
19 Nov 2017 More Than Words Hanen Workshop
22 Jul 2017 Moving Forward
24 Mar 2017 PROMPT LEVEL 1: Introduction to the PROMPT Technique
10 Dec 2016 Slice: A PASP Year-End Party
26 Jul 2016 PROMPT LEVEL 1: Introduction to the PROMPT Technique
23 Jul 2016 BEYOND BORDERS 2016 : Global Trends, Local Relevance
28 May 2016 DINE to DONATE
17 Apr 2016 Beyond Diagnosis 2
22 Mar 2016 PROMPT Level 1 Workshop
05 Feb 2016 PROMPT LEVEL 2: Bridging Technique to Intervention
01 Feb 2016 PROMPT LEVEL 1: Introduction to the PROMPT Technique
04 Dec 2015 BEYOND LIMITS: General Assembly and Launching Party
08 Nov 2015 BEYOND Diagnosis
07 Oct 2015 The Science and Practice of LSVT Loud & LSVT Big
31 Jul 2015 PROMPT Level 1 Workshop (second run for 2015)
30 Apr 2015 PROMPT LEVEL 2: Bridging Technique to Intervention
30 Mar 2015 PROMPT LEVEL 1 Workshop: Introduction to PROMPT Technique
07 Jan 2015 Contemporary Management of Speech and Swallowing Disorders in ALS and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
06 Dec 2014 Makulay sa Balay
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