Kristofer Brock, Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of human communication studies, has partnered with OPARC, a nonprofit advocacy group for people with disabilities, to offer a one-day workshop Friday, April 21, on augmentative and alternative communication, or AAC.
Alternative communication is part of speech therapy in which children with developmental disabilities, including autism and cerebral palsy, and little to no functional speech are encouraged to use iPads or communications books to help produce messages.
The training is offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1307 of Mihaylo Hall.
Margaret Perkins, a speech and language pathologist specializing in the use of assistive technology and augmentative or alternative communication, will also speak at the event. She has helped children and adults use speech-generating devices and technology for more than 30 years and currently through Carlsbad-based SoCal AAC Therapy.
For more information, contact Joyce Kamau at 909-985-3116 Ext. 118.