AEMing for Success October 23rd and 24th 2023


Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge


Monday October 23, 2023


12:00 PM – 4:15 PM


Session 1

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

A Penny Saved: “Economical Activities with Lightbox”

Susie Thomas

*free lightbox

Adapting Books to Increase Accessibility

Nabiha Mujahid & Robin King

Session 2

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Writer’s Toolkit

“Supporting Diverse Learners with Written Expression”

Tammy Dupre

Accessing State Standards for Students with CVI

Robin King & Nabiha Mujahid


6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


  • Halloween theme costumes are encouraged but not required.
  • Finger foods
  • Cash Bar

Tuesday October 24, 2023


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM


Opening Welcome

8:00 AM – 8:20 AM

Session 1 

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Indicating Response “Partner Assisted Scanning, & Alternative Pencils for Complex Communicators”

Elizabeth Ardoin, Leslie Cahanin & Katie Miranda

Intervening to Support Communication

Lauren LeBental & Stacey Moorehead

Linking the Evaluation to the Creation of IEP Goals

Lauren Miley & Charleen Long 

NRMA – Mandatory?

Casey Robertson



9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 2

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

AAC Takes a Team

Shannon Archer

Most Bang for Your Buck:  Effective Paraprofessional Practices

Scott Moersen & Katie Sample

See the Sound:  Visual Phonics

Pam Hughes & Alyssa Hughes

Have you tried Kami lately?  “Teacher and student friendly assistive technology tricks”

Jessica Paul


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch & Key Note Speakers

Donielle & Brian Watkins

D.R.E.A.M.S Foundation of Acadiana

Session 3

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Making AAC FUNctional

Shannon Archer

Increasing Access for All

Lauren LeBental

What’s the Buzz

Susie Thomas  & Jill Dunaway

From Dinosaurs to Digitals “A History of Hearing Aids”

Dr. David Mulnick


1:45 PM – 2:25 PM

Session 4

2:25 PM – 3:15 PM

A Closer Look @ Receptive Language:  Providing Academic Vocabulary Instruction using ALI

Elizabeth Ardoin & Leslie Cahanin

Let’s Talk about the White Elephant in the Room:  Collaborative Team Approach to meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

Dawn Guice

Electronic Snap Circuits Snap Rover Kit

Josh Miller

UDL for All 

Robin Grantham

Closing and Giveaways

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM