Aided Language Input: How to! webinar
Date: February 27, 2020
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|Sharon Redmon, M.S., Ad.Ed.~Assistive Technology; ATP||internet||99||1|
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We learn language by having language modeled. Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) is seen as best practice in the field of AAC and is often one of the first strategies suggested when beginning AAC with individuals with Complex Communication Needs. In this hour-long
webinar, we not only will learn about why modeling symbolic communication is so vital to AAC users but why it is so hard to implement and then learn simple techniques to teach communication partners how to implement ALS into their everyday routine. It may sound
like an easy thing to do, however, in reality, our teachers, para's and parents are struggling with this strategy. Model, Model, Model! Let’s learn how to model because it is not as easy as it sounds.
Participants will understand the reason modeling symbolic language can be so difficult
Participants will describe three ways to teach communication partners how to model
Participants will be able to implement ALS into three routines in their students day
Sharon Redmon is a SpEd and GenEd teacher with over 20 years of experience. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Adaptive Education: Assistive Technology and an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) license from RESNA. Sharon's passion for AT and especially AAC began with her first teaching job in WI where she became involved in WATI and continues today as a leader in the WI AAC Network created by an AAC Communicator. Sharon has been an AT specialist for a WI and WA school district, ECSE teacher (low incidence population), SPED/ABA/Autism coordinator/teacher, high school and kindergarten teacher and now ATP in private practice. Her classroom experience in WI, WA and overseas schools, has given her a unique perspective on how UDL, AT, and AAC intertwine. She is excited to be back in Washington State and working with individuals of all ages and abilities to access communication and their environment.