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August 12

MontCOMM logo and headshots of Rachel Madel and Chris Bugaj. August 12th, 2022, U of M Campus, Missoula. Creating Empowering Experiences to Teach Language Using AAC. This high-energy, interactive event features the charismatic co-hosts of Talking with Tech: Rachel Madel and Chris Bugaj

Logo for Talking with Tech AAC PodcastWe’ve lined up TWO amazing speakers for MontCOMM 2022. Rachel Madel and Chris Bugaj, charismatic co-hosts of Talking with Tech, are recognized experts in the field of AAC (augmentative and alternative communication).  Icing on the cake? They are also extremely engaging speakers; we’re going to have a great day!

Join us in person in Missoula on August 12th. Conference content is excellent for SLPs, OTs, educators, and direct support staff, but all are welcome.

Rachel and Chris will make the day a great one with practical content to benefit AAC users of all ages in all settings. ASHA, MOTA, and OPI credits are pending.

Registration is $100 for those needing CEUs, $50 for those who do not, and a group discount for any group of four or more registering together.  There will be a virtual-attendance option as well; cost is the same as the in-person option.

If you are interested in the group discount or need to pay with a check, please contact Molly at molly.kimmel@mso.umt.edu.

In-person attendees will spend the day on the beautiful University of Montana Campus. Lunch will be provided, and MonTECH will host an open house for those who are interested. Perhaps most importantly, this is an opportunity to spend the day networking with others working to improve Montana’s capacity to serve people with complex communication needs!

Register today!

The Shape of the Day:

8:30: Welcome, Overview, Introductions

8:45: Establishing a Mindset Around Teaching Language

10:15: Break

10:30 – The Importance of Motor Planning & Modeling

12:00 – Lunch (provided for in-person attendees) and MonTECH Open House

1:15: Collaborative Selection & Implementation

2:30: Break

2:45: Coaching Communication Partners

4:00: Q&A (30 minutes)

4:30: Wrap Up/MonTECH Open House

6:00: afterparty TBA!


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U of M University Theater
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