It’s bedtime on the East Coast and time for a story. This is the story of 3 students, all non- speaking and with a variety of sensory and physical challenges. We’re telling a tale of finding the “just right” augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) fit for students who are emergent communicators. Our children don’t have a means to express themselves symbolically. They don’t consistently respond to our attempts to interact with them. We aren’t sure what they see and how they can control their bodies. We don’t know what they understand. We aren’t even invited into their classroom at first because they are considered by some to be “too low functioning” for AAC.
This webinar examines a process for evaluating the communication skills and needs of emergent communicators. From interviews with parents and teachers to hands on evaluation techniques and equipment trials, we will explore communication needs, assessment of sensory responses and motivations, motor skills, communication skills and expressive language. We will discuss several assessment tools including the Home Talk Program, Every Move Counts-3, The Communication Matrix, Communication Sampling and Analysis, The Dynamic AAC Skills Assessment. The role of standardized testing will be considered as we define the skills of our early developing communicators.
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.
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Vicki Clarke is the owner of Dynamic Therapy Associates, Inc, a private speech therapy clinic providing in clinic speech therapy services and consulting in local Georgia school districts.
Jenna Coyer does not have any financial disclosures.
No relevant non-financial relationships exist for either presenter.
Great information and loved the assessment information. Often times, schools are stumped as to what to use or what is available. Having options or several items to use to really get a picture of the child is so helpful.
Excellent course by knowledgeable ladies! Great resources and materials!
Awesome information...thank you!