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.
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.
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.
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.