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A Fifteen Year Old Girl's Journey through LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) Intervention

Session 
8.2a
PE
  • Emily Williams
  • Danielle Aubrey
Summary

Presentation of a case study about a fifteen year old girl with ASD, who is non-verbal with extreme challenging behaviour, trigger words and no tangible communication system. She was introduced to the LAMP technique (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) in July 2011.

Method/Activities/Techniques

The student was seen for an assessment session by a specialist SLT from The Center for AAC and Austism in the USA and consequently trialled a device based on the recommendations. Following this, a device has been loaned on two occasions for further assessment/information gathering. 

Results/Findings

As of March 2012, the student is now spontaneously combining up to three core words; giving words multiple meanings; demonstrating reduced challenging behaviour; sustaining shared interactions; and tolerating use of trigger words.

Conclusions

The LAMP approach has significantly benefited the student's communication development. She has demonstrated significant progress with her communication in a limited time. She is now achieving higher P-levels, spending increased time in class accessing the curriculum and exploring a greater range of activities.

Level of Session 
1
Age Group 
Adolescent
Interest 
1
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