Awesome AAC Conference with Cathy Binger

You lucky folks in the Pacific Northwest (USA) have an opportunity to hear Cathy Binger present an incredible conference on October 22, 2011 in Bellevue, Washington. She’ll be speaking on Practical Language-Based Solutions for Children who Need AAC:  Fostering Expressive Language and Communication Skill. This promises to be a practical and informative day that you won’t want to miss.

From the flyer:

This workshop is designed to help you identify solutions that will alleviate communication frustrations and create improvements in basic language and broader communication skills for children who need AAC. In addition to exploring techniques you can use to reach this goal, techniques that can be used to teach colleagues and family members how to implement basic AAC solutions also will be discussed. Case study videos will be used throughout the workshop, and relevant findings from Dr. Binger’s intervention and partner instruction research will be discussed.” 

Dr. Binger is highly regarded in the AAC community. She teaches graduate classes at both the University of New Mexico and the University of Wyoming. I love her book Building Communication Competence with Individuals who Use AAC and guard it with my life. Can I tell you just how excited I am to get to hear her speak? Please join me—this is going to be a fantastic workshop!

The Northwest Augmentative Communication Society is well-known for the outstanding conferences they sponsor each year and Dr. Binger’s workshop promises to be well worth your time.

You can still catch the early bird registration fee of $85 if your registration is postmarked by October 15; after that date, it goes up to $115. Lunch (and fun lunchtime conversation with local SLPs, teachers, and parents) is included. 

You can find the complete flyer and registration form at the NWACS website.  I hope to see you there!


A said...

Sounds good---for those of us who can't be there, please report back!

Rose-Marie said...

Sure! I will be happy to share what Cathy has to say. Wish you could come...