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The Center for AAC and Autism

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Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independent spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.

Because autism often includes dysfunction in motor planning and sensory processing, LAMP strategies are proving effective when used in conjunction with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices that stress consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary. As communication skills improve, social engagement in children with autism often increases, problematic behaviours can decline, and some children exhibit increased verbal speech.

The Center for AAC & Autism offers nationally recognised LAMP Workshops for Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), other professionals, families and others interested in learning AAC skills and strategies to enhance the lives of those with autism. Additionally, training can be provided for whole staff groups wishing to become established as a LAMP Centre of Excellence.

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LAMP Workshops

Membership of Communication Matters