Foundations for Success in Supported Typing

Parent & Caregiver Training

Parent, Caregiver or Professional - $60

Self-Advocate (with free non-participant staff) - $30

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Creating Optimal Rhythms for Life, 

Learning, Communication, and Independence

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ACCESS Academy

Our private day school provides students with severe autism:

  • A general education environment
  • Support for sensory and communication needs
  • Innovative neurologic supports

Neurologic Music Therapy Services

  • Individual and Group sessions
  • Treatment for Various Developmental Disabilities 
  • Treatment for Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury

Are you are interested in learning more about Supported Typing? Would you like to learn to support the communication of a non-verbal child or client with autism spectrum disorder or other neurologic differences? Please consider attending this important training to learn more.
This introductory training workshop covers the foundational concepts of supported communication, reviews relevant research related to the movement differences of autism that impair speech and reliable communication, and teaches the basic set of skills necessary to become a facilitator or communication partner.

Anyone interested in learning more about this technique, how to become a facilitator, or those just seeking additional training to increase their skills may register for this workshop. You do not have to come with a potential communication aid user. However, individuals who are potential or current users of the method are always welcome to participate.  We do encourage self-advocates to come with a support person (free) who is not participating in the training so that parents and others will be able to stay in a participant role throughout the training and get the full benefit of the information being presented.

Topics include:

  • Definition and history of the method

  • Connection between movement issues, sensory issues and communication

  • The role of rhythm
  • Elements of support
  • How to get started with supported typing
  • Strategies for working toward independent typing
  • Authorship and validity of typed communication

Presented by:
Casey DePriest, MT-BC, Certified Neurologic Music Therapist
Master Trainer in Training

Eric Lund, MT-BC, Certified Neurologic Music Therapist
Master Trainer in Training