LAMP Language Acquisition through Motor Planning Workshop - presented by Sam Brydon

9:00 AM
4:00 PM

Ministry of Education, Hamilton office, 19 Home Straight, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3200


ATANZ is excited to host Sam Brydon’s LAMP Language Acquisition through Motor Planning Workshop.

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.