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LAMP Workshop – An Introduction to Language Acquisition through Motor Planning

Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2024
Time: 09:30 – 16:00 BST
Location: CENMAC, Charlton Park Academy, Charlton Park Road London SE7 8HX
Cost: £22.38

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About the event

Presenter: Amy Bereiter, M.S., CCC-SLP, ATP, BCS-CL, Center for AAC & Autism

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are non-speaking or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.

Foundations of the Therapeutic Approach

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are nonverbal a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching language, and how to use those features to implement LAMP components. Videos will be used to illustrate the treatment components.

Liberator language systems and devices will be used to illustrate treatment components. Due to the limited duration of this course, hands-on time with devices will be limited to breaks.


1. Define the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of AAC with children with ASD.

2. Explain the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for children with ASD who use AAC.

3. Examine multisensory convergence and the implications of how interference in this system disrupts speech and language development.

4. Discuss implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC.

5. Discuss strategies for analysing the efficacy of communication treatment.

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Introduction to Language Acquisition and Motor Planning (LAMP) Workshop
LAMP Workshop