First Bite #24 – November 27, 2018

AAC is more than pictures and Velcro? What?!?

(.1 ASHA CEU) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode Michelle is joined by the one and only Kim Conant, LPN, Special Needs Care Coordinator with Palmetto Pediatrics. Interprofessional practice approach…done right!!…is the theme of this episode. Kim explains her unique role at a pediatrician’s office, how she works collaboratively with a physician to advocate for referrals to Speech Therapy for her patients, and explains barriers to accessing to ST. Want to know more about how we as a profession can improve continuity of care with our patient’s medical team, well then tune in and let Kim shine her light and educate!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • Core vocabulary and explain why it is important to augmentative communication. 
  • What the Picture Exchange Communication System is and how it aligns with best practices. 
  • 3 potential team members for working with a communication device/intervention.


Carol A. Page

Carol A. Page is the Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the USC School of Medicine, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disability Resources, Department of Pediatrics. Carol is also an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of South Carolina Communication Sciences and Disorders and Education departments. She received her Ph.D. degree in speech-language pathology from the University of South Carolina, her assistive technology professional certification from RESNA, and her Brain Injury Specialist certification from the Brain Injury Association of America.

Carol provides training at a local, state, national and international level on assistive technology for persons with disabilities of all ages, their caregivers, and professionals who serve them. She is the 2017 recipient of the Norman J. Arnold Alumni Award from the USC School of Public Health and the 2017 Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Outstanding Clinical Achievement from the SC Speech-Language-Hearing Association.