Shining Light on Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Extended Course

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Date: March 1-2, 2018

Lunch included in registration. (Thursday only) 

Speaker: John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP

John Halloran, a speech-language pathologist, is the Senior Clinical Associate for The Center for AAC and Autism.

John has worked in the field of AAC since 1994 and is co-author of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning approach. He has a special interest in children who are challenged by severe physical or cognitive disabilities. He also finds much reward in exploring ways to best implement assistive technology with children who have autism.

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Extended Course: Highlighting Local Clients

Length: 1.5 Days
ASHA CEUs: .8 hours (PT and OT CEUs pending)

This course will cover the components of LAMP:

  • Readiness to learn.
  • Engaging the learner through joint engagement.
  • 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.
  • How to use those features to implement LAMP components.
  • Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components.

In addition, this extended workshop will include videotaping of up to three local clients chosen by the host center on the day prior to the training. Those videos will be used to illustrate the components of LAMP and to facilitate discussion regarding assessment and implementation.

PRC’s language system and devices will be used to illustrate treatment components but LAMP principles can also be applied to other products. Participants will receive some hands-on time with the LAMP Words for Life language system; however this is not a device-specific training.

*$25 cancelation fee within 48 hours of conference*


Day 1: 9:00am - 3:30pm
30 minutes - Welcome and introduction
30 minutes - Communication processes in ASD & benefit of LAMP approach
30 minutes - Overview of LAMP approach
30 minutes - Readiness to Learn
30 minutes - Shared focus
30 minutes - Consistent & unique motor patterns
30 minutes - Auditory signal
45 minutes - Natural consequences
30 minutes - Language Connections
30 minutes - Getting Started

Day 2 9:00am - 12:30pm
30 minutes - Core vocabulary and language representation
30 minutes - Assessment
30 minutes - Preparing the device
30 minutes - Implementation goals and activities
30 minutes - Tracking efficacy
30 minutes - Summary and follow up

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