Webinar - Spotlight on Gestalt: Research, Questions and Discussion (7 March) (SW01)

There has been lots of discussion about Gestalt Language Processing over the past few years. As a community, we are learning more about it and starting to understand what it might mean for how we support AAC development and how we might adapt AAC vocabularies.

However, we still have many questions, gaps in the research and more to understand.

Our one-hour, Spotlight on Gestalt webinar is an opportunity to explore this topic through discussion, sharing knowledge and experience, and acknowledging what the research does and doesn't say.

11am (US CT) / 5pm (UK)

Who should attend?
This webinar is suitable for anyone interested in exploring Gestalt Language Processing with other professionals in the AAC industry.

Webinar overview
Melanie and Abbey will lead this discussion with a short overview including:
• Gestalt Language Processing: what do we know?
• What does the research say

We will then open the session up for discussion and questions. Delegates are invited to submit questions in advance by emailing, but live questions are also welcome.

Host biographies

Abbey M. Warner, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist/AAC Consultant

Abbey is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist and serves as an AAC Consultant with Talk to Me Technologies (TTMT). Abbey assists in the evaluation, placement, training, and implementation of speech generating devices for pediatric and adults. Abbey has experience working in various settings, including outpatient rehabilitation clinics, ABA centres, and educational settings. Abbey is enthusiastic about brainstorming with professionals for successful device implementation. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University and completed her thesis on parent buy-in and caregiver training for AAC, and has since presented at Closing the Gap in 2022 and ATIA in 2024.

Melanie Gylling, MA CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist/Director of Clinical Education

Melanie (she/her) is an ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist with extensive experience working in a variety of settings, including outpatient rehabilitation, schools, and long-term care facilities. She is passionate about AAC and providing education and support to AAC professionals, AAC users, and care teams. Melanie is the Director of Clinical Education for Smartbox, the developers of Grid 3 software and speech generating devices.
  • Spotlight on: Gestalt - live webinar
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever