Complex Communication Needs – PediaCast CME 077
- Dr Jamie Boster and Bridgett Collins visit the studio as we consider the challenges faced by children with complex communication needs and the role of speech-language pathologists in helping families overcome them. We also explore augmentative and alternative communication devices and their role in helping families communicate. We hope you can join us!
Instructions to obtain CME/CE Credit
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- Listen to the podcast.
- Complete the post test at Nationwide Children’s CloudCME.
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- Complex Communication Needs
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
At the end of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define “complex communication needs (CCN)” and “augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.”
- Describe the role and impact AAC devices have on patients and families challenged by CCN.
- Explain the role speech-language pathologists play in meeting CCN with ACC devices.
- Provide anticipatory guidance to families with CCN regarding ACC options, training and benefits.
- Speech Pathology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Speech & Language Pathology Clinical Research at Nationwide Children’s
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- Top 10 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices
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