AAC for Students with Multiple Disabilities webinar
Date: December 11, 2017
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|Nichole Carubia, MA-CCC-SLP, AAC Specialist||internet||50||1|
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AAC Consideration for Those on the Autism Spectrum
According to IDEA '97:
Multiple disabilities means concomitant impairments (such as mental retardation-blindness, mental retardation-orthopedic impairment, etc.), the combination of which causes such severe educational needs that they cannot be accommodated in special education programs solely for one of the impairments. The term does not include deaf-blindness. Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1401(3)(A) and (B); 1401(26)
There are many questions to ask and answer when considering AAC (Alternative Augmentative Communication) for students with Multiple Disabilities. Join this webinar to learn more about strategies and resources to guide the team consideration process.
The questions posed are not intended to be all inclusive but rather to prompt the team to consider as many factors as possible in order to identify and ultimately try appropriate assistive technology for their students.
Learn definitions and possible scenarios characterizing a hypothetical student with multiple disabilities
Learn about resources to guide the AAC consideration process for students with multiple disabilities, including the role of the IEP team
Introduction to alternative access methods (i.e. switches, refreshable braille displays, etc.) and compatible programs for communication
Receive resources for further self-paced investigation in the area of AAC for students with multiple disabilities
If you wish to review information on AAC Considerations for Students with Multiple Disabilities prior to the webinar, please visit:http://wati.org/content/supports/free/pdf/Ch14-MultipleChallenges.pdf
Nicky is an SLP and AT specialist in Mount Vernon, WA. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has served students ages 3-21 in the public schools for the past 10 years. Nicky has previously worked in the medical setting and currently has a small private practice specializing in AAC (alternative augmentative communication) devices and services for adults in the workplace. Special areas of interest include teaming to create customized solutions for people with complex needs and collaborating with local and regional professionals to increase capacity to provide assistive technology devices and services to people across the lifespan in Washington State.