AAC, Literacy & the SLP

AACES Conference 2023 Session

The Zipper Effect: Uniting Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning & DIR/Floortime 

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This presentation aims to demonstrate how Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (TM) (LAMP) and DIRFloortime(R) can be fused together within the therapy setting. The focus will be on the similarities between models as well as utilizing video examples as demonstration tools for how to combine LAMP and Floortime strategies.  


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  • Natural & engaging webinar
  • Full year of on-demand access
  • CMH/PDH Certificate 
  • Online classroom community 
  • Links to resources

Relationship as an anchor. 

Learn a framework to support AAC users that is built on a social-emotional foundation and honors all communication.  
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Motor planning in mind.  

Gain a framework to integrate motor learning and relationship-based intervention for impactful, long-lasting AAC outcomes.  
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What You'll Learn

 As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.  identify at least 3 ways in which the LAMP methodology and DIR/Floortime model are similar.
2. Describe at least one way core words via LAMP can be used within a DIR/Floortime session.
3. Describe at least one way the foundational concepts of DIR/Floortime can be integrated into AAC.
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Continuing Education Credit

This course offers eligible students a total of
2 certification maintenance hours (CMH)

Learn more about CMH/PDH  (versus CEU's or continuing education units) on your course syllabus and on our CEU Page.  All learners are encouraged to confirm that this course meets the requirements of their licensing board before purchasing.  
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Meet YOUR instructor

Jessica Schmidt, M.Ed,  CCC-SLP, LCP, DIR-E

Jessica Schmidt is a speech language pathologist, LAMP Certified Professional and DIR/Floortime Expert & Training Leader. Originally from San Diego, California, she currently works for a private practice in the Northern Virginia area where she specializes in working with children and families who have high support needs including those who use AAC. Jessica utilizes every aspect of the DIRFloortime model while relying on her background as a speech language pathologist to inform her therapeutic style. In addition to her own caseload, she provides mentoring for newer clinicians and supervision for graduate students in the field, hoping to spread awareness surrounding Floortime and AAC to the newest generation of speech language pathologists. When she is not working, you can find Jessica hanging out with her husband and two cats, hosting game nights or tending to her many plants.
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Patrick Jones - Course author