PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY CONFERENCE
AND FAMILY REUNION
JULY 5 - 8, 2017
HILTON ORLANDO • ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Surround yourself with people who get it, learn from experts, and form lifelong bonds. This year’s event will be held at the spectacular Hilton Orlando resort, with two temperature-controlled pools, lazy river, whirlpool, a winding water slide, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, an inexpensive trolley ride away from International Drive‘s shopping, attractions, and dining experiences, including SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort, and a 7-mile shuttle ride away from DisneyWorld, Epcot, and other area attractions! For more information, including registration, see the General Information tab below.
Speaking is how we communicate with those around us. It allows us to interact with other people and influence the world around us to get our needs met. But for many children, verbal speech is not an option. These children, often labeled as “non-verbal”, may have plenty that they want to communicate with us, but they are unable to speak the words. However, every child has the right to communicate and the fact that these children cannot speak should not take that right away from them.
For these children, there is another option. The term Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) describes any means of communication, aside from traditional speech, that allows someone to use language. This can include using pictures, gestures, sign language, visual aids, or speech-output devices like computers.
This session will show you exactly how to try some of these techniques to help a non-verbal child learn to communicate.