Renowned AAC Speech Therapist Announces Online Course for Communication
Announcement posted by Options Communication Therapy & Training Centre Pty Ltd 28 Jul 2021
Dr. Jane is a certified and practicing speech language pathologist with over thirty years experience. She has also completed Train the Trainer courses in Assessment and Training.
The need to communicate is a basic human need and Options Communications Therapy & Training Centre provides multiple ways to accommodate that desire. The Centre’s director, Dr. Jane Remington-Gurney, provides workshop training, step-by-step online training, and customized communication partner training programs.
It can be extremely difficult for parents and caregivers to communicate with people that have complex needs. Remington-Gurney is well-known for her specialized Communication Partners programs. The instruction is provided online and people learn at their own pace. The package includes five courses, audio-visual presentations, and downloadable materials to help parents and other caregivers learn how to effectively communicate with individuals that have special speech-language needs.
As a communication therapist, Remington-Gurney utilizes proven, evidence-based therapies and customized solutions. The Centre’s programs are all designed to enhance communication for individuals with impairments and assist caregivers communicate with them more effectively. All therapies take into consideration an individual’s unique sensory differences and strengths for the best outcomes.
The therapies available can include biofeedback techniques to assist individuals see and visualize vocalizations. The AAC speech therapist is also skilled in therapies for individuals that benefit from feeling how sounds are produced. Tools such as noise cancelling headphones can minimize distractions and aid in focusing. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can include many types of non-verbal forms from sign language to software and devices.
A speech-language issue can affect anyone. Therapies are beneficial and effective for those with conditions ranging from Down syndrome and autism to hearing impairments, cerebral palsy and cognitive developmental delays. Therapies are also advantageous for those experiencing difficulties due to a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Parents and caregivers aren’t the only ones that can become frustrated with an inability to effectively communicate with people that have complex communication needs. It’s also exasperating for the person with the speech-language difficulties. Remington-Gurney’s Communication Partners course is beneficial for anyone caring for individuals with speech-language needs.
About Dr. Jane Remington-Gurney
Dr. Jane Remington-Gurney is the director of Options Communications Therapy & Training Centre Pty. Ltd. She’s a certified and practicing speech language pathologist with over 30 years of experience and has completed Train the Trainer courses in Assessment and Training. The AAC speech therapist has a PhD that investigated the strategies used in interactions with people who have Down syndrome, Rett syndrome or cerebral palsy. Her passion is to develop communication programs that are effective, fun and evidence-based. This most often means communication programs that are multimodal, interdisciplinary, and involve communication partner training. Connect with her on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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