This presentation discusses school wide implementation of the LAMP approach and explores data on language outcomes from K-8 functional skills classrooms for children with complex communication needs. The team will address the rationale for beginning a LAMP approach initiative including the consideration of Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) and inclusion practices, the consensus building process, the use of data collection tools to monitor language outcomes and the development of communication partner training based on the LAMP Approach and the LAMP Approach to support para-educators, educators, and parents with implementation in the home and school environments.
Key Learning Outcomes
Identify three action steps used to overcoming barriers to school-wide AAC implementation and increase social inclusion.
Describe three ways to partner with staff to increase AAC use
Describe three research based models/tools/strategies used to support staff development of AAC communication partners