AEMing for Success October 23rd and 24th 2023

 

Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge

 

Monday October 23, 2023

Registration

12:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Pre-Conference

Session 1

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

A Penny Saved: “Economical Activities with Lightbox”

Susie Thomas

*free lightbox

Adapting Books to Increase Accessibility: A Multisensory Approach

Theresa Otwell & Patty Lagron

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 and Nabiha Mujahid

Social

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Networking/Food/Karaoke/Games/Dancing 

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

Tuesday October 24, 2023

Registration

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

From Dinosaurs to Digitals “A History of Hearing Aids”

Dr. David Mulnick

VI Apple Apps

Eric Guillory

Vendors

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

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

Jessica Paul

NRMA – Mandatory?

Casey Robertson

 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch & Key Note Speaker

Donielle 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

Vendors

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