For students who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), learning the linguistic, operational, social, and strategic skills required to engage in successful interactive communication is challenging. One powerful strategy is developing ‘Communication Circles’ or circles of peers who support AAC users in learning and practicing skills, generalizing AAC-related skills learned in therapy, and integrating AAC with curriculum objectives. Communication Circles support target students weekly, carrying out activities designed jointly by professionals and student team members. This workshop will provide an introduction to selecting target students and peers, and initiating a Communication Circle.
Additional FREE AAC After Work courses available 9/18-22, 2017
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After completing this live webinar:
1. Return and take the Quiz attached to this course - 80% accuracy required.
2. In your YGU Profile: Check "YES!" and add your ASHA information
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Author of multiple books and software, including Communication Circles. Has received speaker fees from companies including: Tobii/ Dynavox; Prentke Romich Company, Ablenet Inc. Receives royalties for books and curriculum from Attainment Inc and Don Johnston Inc.
Founder, past board member, and past executive council member, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Unpaid video presenter for Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
I loved learning about the communication circles and brainstormed ideas on how to start one with some of my kids.
Loved learning more about this great idea!
I loved the examples for communication circles and the activity idea of tic-tac-talk!
Enjoyed the course. It provided new insight to developing working social circles.
Loved the real life, practical examples.
I really enjoyed all the case studies which put the communication circles into perspective. I will be trying these activities with my students.
I loved learning about this topic and having the book really made it so much easier to go along with presentation.
Interesting, animated, and helpful! Thank you for the ideas for something we can put into place right away without a lot of extra work!
Entertaining and practical info too!
Fantastic information presented so that the learner can implement faithfully! I left encouraged!!!
I loved learning about this!
This was a great course and the presenter held my interest.
This course gave me some great ideas for a client whose parents' biggest priority is for her to make friends this year.
Great ideas and very practical.
fun to see the growth in students through the communication circles.