||Tools for Developing Communication Plans
||IEP teams are required to consider the communication needs of all students with disabilities. In this session, we will take a look at creating a communication plan including communication mode, opportunities for communication, and classroom considerations. Sample Communication plans will be shared.
||Don’t Scream! Increasing Attention with AT in Both Standard and Virtual School Settings
||Participants will discover tools that can increase a student’s attention across various exceptionalities such as ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, among others. We will discuss tools that can be purchased and utilized in a typical school setting as well as “homemade” AT tools which can be utilized and created in a virtual school setting.
||Virtually Speaking, Delivering Speech Therapy Successfully
||This session will cover tips for implementing small group teaching sessions/therapy sessions virtually.
||This condensed training focuses on strategies to teach and promote the use of an augmentative communication system to get students to independently initiate spontaneous, novel utterances rather than simply repeating pre-stored sentences when prompted. The strategies presented will cover a range of communication ages and abilities, including those at the level of emerging language and literacy. The teaching strategies presented are appropriate for a wide variety of devices and programs.