Getting Families On Board via Tele-AAC with Avaz


Getting Families On Board via Tele-AAC with Avaz

October 12, 2021



Webinar Description:

Speech Language Pathologists Niveditha Rayali and Naynatara Nambiar talk about effective teletherapy strategies that helped create more Family Buy-in and engagement. They share a few tested parctices and activity ideas that help in generating more parental involvement. The webinar also includes Lalitha Nagarajan of Avaz Inc explaining user-friendly features of Aavz AAC app that have helped families implement AAC at home.

Presenter bios:

Nayantara Nambiar is a Speech Language Pathologist trained in India and Australia, She is passionate about supporting people with communication and swallowing difficulties. Equipped with experience in Rehabilitation, School and Early Intervention settings, she strives to provide a holistic intervention approach tailor-made for her clients and their families.

Niveditha Ryali is a Speech Language Pathologist who has 16 years of learning experience that comes from working in NHS(UK), special schools, hospitals and private practice. She is passionate about working on improving Speech, Language and Swallowing skills in children and adults. She also strives to facilitate early communication in children with complex communication needs, thereby improving parent-child bonding.

Lalitha Nagarajan presently heads the Customer Success team for AVAZ. She has been working with the company for the past ten years, serving as the primary interface between the customer and the product. She has worked closely with several parents, speech therapists and special educators in the area of communication for children with speech difficulties. She is an engineer by education and a software professional.

Webinar Objectives:

1.Teletherapy strategies for training parents to make them more effective communication partners

2.Features of Avaz AAC app to help parents customize the app more effectively for their child’s needs

3.Fun activity ideas to include family members in the AAC user’s communication journey.