Team Working Gillian Hazell SLTAAC Specialist AAC Consultancy

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Team Working Gillian Hazell SLT/AAC Specialist AAC Consultancy

Team Working Gillian Hazell SLT/AAC Specialist AAC Consultancy

We will consider: • Barriers to team working • Types of teams • Responsibilities

We will consider: • Barriers to team working • Types of teams • Responsibilities of teams • Teaming Strategy • Barriers to team working

Barriers to successful models of working • Policy • Practice • Attitude • Knowledge

Barriers to successful models of working • Policy • Practice • Attitude • Knowledge • Communication • Lack of skills • Access

Team member contributions Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 29

Team member contributions Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 29 Administrator Admin, funding sources for devices and services AAC Consultant AAC resources, AAC systems, effective practices, AAC training and information Educators (teacher, classroom assistant) Curriculum needs, classroom communication needs, functional skills, Occupational Therapist Physical access issues, mounting devices, seating, positioning Physiotherapist Physical access issues, mounting devices, seating, positioning Friends and family Individual preferences, age-appropriate needs, message selection ideas, motivating communication targets, programming AAC device Hearing Consultant Auditory skills and needs

Manufacturer’s representative Technical assistance, feature match, maintenance, technical backup, Paraprofessionals Assist with manipulation of

Manufacturer’s representative Technical assistance, feature match, maintenance, technical backup, Paraprofessionals Assist with manipulation of system in environment, develop overlays, program device Personal attendant Environmental issues, script messages, program devices Physician/nurse Relevant medical needs Psychologist Cognitive/linguistic skills Rehab engineer Customisation, design, on-going technical assistance Residential staff Identify and prioritise activities, target activities, ensure system access, program device. School principal Staff release for training, co-ordinate team process

Service co-ordinator/Case Manager Interagency co-ordination, available resources, funding options SLT Language development, communication skills,

Service co-ordinator/Case Manager Interagency co-ordination, available resources, funding options SLT Language development, communication skills, support implementation of system, script message, develop and organise overlays Vision Consultant Visual acuity, visual perception, symbol selection Vocational Counsellor Vocational evaluations, transition planning, funding options.

Multidisciplinary Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 24 Therapist

Multidisciplinary Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 24 Therapist AAC speaker + family Natural Environment Natural Support Therapist

Interdisciplinary Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 24 Therapist

Interdisciplinary Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 24 Therapist AAC speaker + family Natural Environment Natural Support

 • Transdisciplinarity signifies a unity of knowledge beyond disciplines. • Basarab Nicolescu (Ed.

• Transdisciplinarity signifies a unity of knowledge beyond disciplines. • Basarab Nicolescu (Ed. ) Transdisciplinarity – Theory and Practice, Hampton Press, Cresskill, NJ, USA, 2008 • “Transdisciplinarity does not seek a mastery in several disciplines but aims to open all disciplines to what they have in common and to what lies beyond their boundaries” Article 3 Charter of Transdisciplinarity 1994

Transdisciplinary Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 154 Therapist

Transdisciplinary Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 154 Therapist AAC speaker + family Natural Environment Natural Support

Collaborative Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 154 Therapist

Collaborative Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 154 Therapist AAC speaker + family Therapist Natural Support

Aim: A Collaborative Extended AAC Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of

Aim: A Collaborative Extended AAC Team Glennan & de. Coste 1997 “A Handbook of AAC” p 154 Extended AAC Team Sub. Team Core AAC Team Sub. Team

Responsibilities of the Team Dependent on: • The structure of the team • Composition

Responsibilities of the Team Dependent on: • The structure of the team • Composition of the team • Age of client • Disabilities • Influence of AAC speaker and family • Knowledge and skill of team members • Time management