Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference – June 16-18, 2010

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Tracy Kovach

Picture of presenter Tracy KovachPresenter: Tracy Kovach, PhD, CCC- SLP

Affiliation: The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO

Contact information: kovach.tracy@tchden.org

Session Title: Using Assessment to Guide Intervention:  The AAC Profile – A Continuum of Learning

Session Description: Determining levels of communicative competence through AAC assessment is important in providing guidance for intervention that leads to increased competency rather than arbitrary goal attainment. Using Light’s (’89) definitions of communicative competence and The AAC Profile, case examples demonstrate assessment that guides intervention, measures progress and maximizes outcomes.

Podcast Interview:

Click here for Podcast Transcription.

Click the following link to listen to the Podcast.  Kovach_AM_TATN2010

Session Title: “First Steps” for Families Implementing AAC Systems:  A Model Program

Session Description: Introduction of an AAC system into the lives of young children and their families is overwhelming and intimidating; yet extremely importance in system use and positive outcomes.  An innovative program is described that assists families and support teams to better understand skills needed in this process.

Podcast Interview:

Click here for Podcast Transcription.

Click the following link to listen to the Podcast.  Kovach_PM_TATN2010

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