LAMP Workshop

Little Hands Pediatric Therapy has partnered with the Center for AAC and Autism for a very special workshop for professionals, students and parents interested in learning about LAMP.

May 12th
9am – 3:30pm
Little Hands Pediatric Therapy Sterling Clinic
Main level conference room
21631 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling, VA 20166

For professionals:
This training course is the perfect introduction to LAMP for speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, special education teachers, educators and related professionals.

For parents:
Are you a parent looking to learn about the LAMP approach for your child? Parents get 50% off with the code LAMP50

For graduate students:
Graduate students receive 50% off with the code LAMP50

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Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Part 1: Foundations of the Therapeutic Approach

ASHA CEUs: 0.50
Instructional Level: Introductory
Contact Time: 5.0 Hours
Price: $139

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.

PRCs language systems and devices will be used to illustrate treatment components; however, LAMP principles can be applied to other products. Due to the limited duration of this course, hands-on time with devices will be limited to breaks.


  • Define the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of AAC with children with ASD.
  • Explain the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity for children with ASD who use AAC.
  • Examine the use of a form/function profile as well as an interest inventory for use with children with ASD.
  • Discuss implementation strategies for teaching children with ASD to use AAC.
  • Discuss strategies for analyzing the efficacy of communication treatment.

5 minutes – Welcome and introduction
30 minutes – Communication processes in ASD & benefit of LAMP approach
15 minutes – Overview of LAMP approach
30 minutes – Readiness to Learn
15 minutes – Shared focus
15 minutes – Consistent & unique motor patterns
15 minutes – Auditory signal
15 minutes – Natural consequences
30 minutes – Language Connections
30 minutes – Getting Started
30 minutes – Core vocabulary and language representation
60 minutes – Implementation goals and activities
30 minutes – Summary and follow up

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