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Monday Oct 26th

AAC

Augmentative and Alternative Communication(AAC) consist of devices, systems, strategies and tools that support building both receptive and expressive language skills.  Sessions will consist of devices and strategies to support AAC users.

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Tuesday Oct 27th

AT

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.

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Wednesday Oct 28th

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

The topics will cover servicing children with a variety of hearing levels, focusing on students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. This will include reading curricula and strategies, to improving communication and establishing connections with students who are Deaf with additional disabilities, and more. 

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Thursday Oct 29th

VI

The sessions will address services and devices that support VI students with partial sight and blindness.

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Friday Oct 30th

Vendor Showcase

Vendor showcase will spotlight current trends in assistive technology devices and services.

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Thursday & Friday Oct 29th-30th

CVI Training 

We are pleased to offer, as part of our conference, training on Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).  The training will take place over two half day sessions.The titles for each day are as follows:

 

Part 1  “Introduction to Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), Assessment Strategies and the Essential FVE Kit Materials for Students who Visually Function in Phase I, Phase II and Phase III of the CVI Range”
Part 2  “Distance Teaching Techniques, Strategies and Materials to Use with Students with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and Conducting an Informal CVI Range Assessment Virtually”
This session requires a separate registration. Space is limited to 100 and preferential registration is given to Louisiana Educators and Parents.6 ACVREP credits are available for participants who complete both full days of this session.
LA-AEM would like to thank APH and Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind for sponsoring this training.  For more  information about  The  Center  for  Assistive  Technology Training (CATT)  Project  go  here.Alabama Institute for the deaf and blind