What is LAMP?
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. LAMP gives individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.
Because autism often includes dysfunction in motor planning and sensory processing, LAMP strategies are proving effective when used in conjunction with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that stress consistent motor plans for accessing vocabulary. As communication skills improve, social engagement in children with autism often increases, problematic behaviors can decline, and some children exhibit increased verbal speech.
LAMP Training Objectives
The Center for AAC & Autism offers ASHA approved LAMP workshops for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), special educators, families, and others interested in learning AAC skills and strategies to enhance the lives of those
Through discussion and videotaped clinical treatments, participants learn concrete strategies for supporting language learning in nonverbal children, with an emphasis on these key areas:
• Readiness to Learn
• Shared Focus
• Consistent and Unique Motor Patterns
• Auditory Signals
• Natural Consequences