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Christchurch- LAMP Language Acquisition through Motor Planning

ATANZ is excited to host 

LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) - Christchurch

presented by Sam Brydon 


Date: 19 & 20 October, 2023

Time: 9am - 4pm

Location:  Ministry of Education, Christchurch office

Te Urutī, 48 Hereford Street, West End, Christchurch 8013


 Minimum of 20 participants required by the 23rd September, for this event to go ahead!



Option 1: Day 1 & Day 2: 

$500 ATANZ member - $600 non-ATANZ member - $300 parents/SLT students


Option 2: Day 2 ONLY (if you have already completed Day 1 of course either in person or via zoom): 

$280 ATANZ member - $330 non-ATANZ member - $180 parents/SLT students

Groups (inclusive 10ppl and more) = 10% off total cost

What is LAMP?
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to provide autistic people with complex communication needs a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting. The therapy approach is designed to be used in conjunction with the LAMP Words for Life app.

Who can attend?
This event is targeted at professionals working with people who use AAC. However, it is appropriate for anyone who is keenly interested in learning more about LAMP, or who is already using the LAMP approach. Attendees may be parents, carers, therapists, educators, education support, or university students who have some knowledge of AAC.

Why attend?
The aim of this workshop is to educate attendees in the principles of LAMP and its application with various AAC systems, so that they feel confident to implement the LAMP approach in their daily practice.

About the presenter:
Sam Brydon is a speech language therapist with over 25 years of experience in the field of disability, including as a social worker. Sam originally trained and worked in England, before emigrating to Aotearoa in 2007. She has since worked for the Ministry of Education and at Patricia Avenue Specialist School in Hamilton. She is currently completing doctoral studies at Massey University in the field of AAC.

Sam first discovered LAMP when she was reading and researching for her PhD. She attended the first training in Aotearoa in 2019 and has since implemented and supported LAMP with many children and young people with complex communication needs and has been excited to observe how successful this approach can be with children who have previously struggled to use AAC.

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Layout of each day: 

Day 1: Introduction to the LAMP Approach

  • LAMP Theory and evidence base
  • The five components of LAMP (readiness to learn, natural
    consequences, auditory signals, consistent & unique
    motor patterns, joint engagement)
  • Foundations of Unity® & Words for LifeTM

Day 2: Implementation of LAMP Words for Life

  • Technical tips and tricks
  • Practical application in schools and therapy
  • Tools for implementation
  • Language extension
  • Coaching for communication partners

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Event Properties

Event Date 19-10-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 20-10-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 40
Registered 1
Available place 39
Cut off date 08-10-2023 9:00 am
Individual Price See details above.
Location Ministry of Education Christchurch

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