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Thursday

1:50 PM – 2:35 PM EDT

A Client-centered Approach to Hybrid Service Delivery of AAC for Adults

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Authors:

Stacey N Harpell, M.S., CCC-SLP; Reg BC, CAYA Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults; Monica Francella, SLP, CAYA Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults; Rheanne Brownridge, SLP, CAYA Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults; Tara Commandeur, SLP, CAYA Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults; Jan Dunn, SLPA, CAYA Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults; Kristi Wintemute, SLPA, CAYA Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults; Sarah Douglas, RA.

Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA) provides Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) services to adults in British Columbia. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic demanded a shift in service delivery from in-person to a hybrid delivery model combining in-person and virtual service for CAYA. This presentation will discuss a client-centered approach to hybrid service delivery of AAC for adults. We will provide an overview of the evidence-based resources created to ensure clinical, cultural, and technical considerations for client-centered hybrid service delivery. Case studies will illustrate real-life applications of the resources, which include a service delivery outline, E-supporter guidelines, and more.

Level

Intermediate

Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Adult (18-64), Senior (65+)