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Mobile Technology and Apps for AAC

Program ID Number: CRS000495
CEU Course ID: P264.13
Webinar Length of Time: 1.25 hour

Recorded Date: October 7, 2013

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Andrew Jinks, MA CCC-SLP, ATP

Andy is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Augmentative Communication Specialist in the Speech-Language Pathology Department of UPMC Mercy Hospital and Center for Rehabilitation Services. He provides augmentative communication evaluations, training and therapy through the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. He has 30 years of clinical practice experience providing diagnostic and therapy services to adults with neurogenic communication and swallowing impairments. He teaches graduate coursework in the area of augmentative communication. Research interests are in development and application of augmentative communication service delivery; telerehabilitation; and prosthetic memory devices

Note: Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of nonprofit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies.
* No conflicts have been disclosed.


This presentation will cover the changes in assistive technology in the AAC field over the past decade.  The advent of mobile technology and apps has significantly influenced consumer expectations for the field of augmentative communication. Recommendations for traditional speech generating devices are being tempered by consumer demand for lighter, faster, and more efficient operating systems and hardware. The age of dedicated computer systems whose sole purpose is for speech generation is being challenged by the general population’s desire for social networking, texting, video-sharing, and low-cost, life enhancing applications as part of their mobile technology experience.  Changes in funding resources and out-of-pocket co-pays are also serving to influence decision making in the selection, recommendations, prescription and use of AAC technology.

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0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to individuals for viewing 1.5 hours of instruction.

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Updated | 10.14.2013