Students with visual impairments, including those who have additional/multiple disabilities, use myriad modalities for expressive communication, the selection and design of which must be individualized to each student’s unique sensory and communication needs and preferences. Professionals working with, and families of these students, benefit from a thorough understanding of the unique considerations guiding student-centered communication assessment, which leads to successful AAC programming and implementation.
This session will cover in detail the range of best practices that go into AAC assessment, and the role of various members of the collaborative team in supporting this process. Participants will learn about a variety of AAC modalities, and how assessment supports the selection and design of AAC modes that are accessible and meaningful for their students.
This professional development offering is a closed event by invitation only.
Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in:
- Assessment of students supporting the selection of individualized augmentative communication systems
- Understanding the scope and range of AAC, and the role of assessment in personalized AAC programming
- Unique considerations for students with visual impairments in the AAC assessment process
Timed Agenda is attached at right under "download syllabus."
|Perkins School for the Blind is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See the course information for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level, and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.|
This workshop is offered for 0.25 AOTA CEUs.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.