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Episode #177: Going Beyond The Basics of AAC with LingLy Tan and Jane Button

There is always so much people want to know about AAC. Today I talked with BCBAs, Ling Ly Tan and Jane Button. Ling Ly is the CEO of AAC software company Linggo, created to build and encourage language beyond simple requests.

As I’ve mentioned many times, keeping up with the current research is one of the largest barriers for providers in the field. AAC is one element that is always changing, and it is so necessary to be aware of the latest information. During our conversation, Ling Ly and Jane shared some of their favorite research, including from some authors I’ve talked to on the podcast.

While software for AAC does matter, Ling Ly highlights that it is a much smaller piece compared to the training to actually teach and use AAC. In fact, Linggo is working on a new training program, where they streamline the translation and application of current research into implementation with AAC with both live hands on options and self paced recordings.

Be sure to take a look at the articles and previous episodes all about the current research on AAC.

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Today’s Guest:

Ling Ly Tan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 18 years of clinical experience delivering behavioral interventions for people with autism and developmental disabilities. A majority of her clinical experience involved AAC implementation and staff training to help her clients develop functional communication, language, literacy and speech. She has taught courses in applied behavior analysis and behavioral interventions, served as a subject matter expert and co-chair to the advisory program for Seneca College’s Behavioural Science program for nearly 7 years. Her experience also extends to leading parent workshops for Autism Ontario, training school teams, and consultation to clinics on how to deliver effective, ethical and sustainable practices. She is also an Ontario Autism Program supervisor providing clinical supervision to families and caregivers of children with autism.

Tyler Jane Button is a dedicated clinician who is passionate about creating socially significant changes in the lives of children and families. Tyler is qualified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and takes a special interest in the analysis of verbal behaviour. Tyler achieved her M.Ed., in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in ABA from Arizona State University. Since 2015, Tyler has had the privilege of working with neurodiverse infants, children, and adolescents in the Greater Toronto Area and England, United Kingdom. Tyler has had the opportunity to serve as a member of multidisciplinary teams in both the private and public service sectors. Tyler is an active member of Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the Autism and Behaviour Development Special Interest Groups (SIG). Tyler values the chance to learn from skilled mentors in the field and train motivated technicians. Tyler is continually inspired by the children, families, students and talented professionals she partners with.

What’s Inside:

  • How to stay up to date with current technology and research in AAC?
  • An AAC software focused on expanding language beyond simple requests.
  • Recommended articles for the latest research in AAC.
  • Linggo’s new training to embed research and implementation when teaching AAC.

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