This course is part of the 2015 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Aligning Literacy Instruction to Standards for Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities (Including Autism), and is presented in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Communication tools can be the key to support students’ learning, both in and outside the classroom. Discussion will include augmentative/alterntative communication (AAC) tools and strategies that students with complex communication needs can use for successful interactions; video examples highlighting research-based curricula will also be shared. The beginning of this course has intermittent choppy audio during the introduction of the series and presenter, and then is good for the rest of the course.
Course created on October 8, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to list a minimum of 3 communication implementation ideas to use in your education setting.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 strategies that can be used by an AAC communicator to engage in classroom conversation.
- After this course, participants will be able to state 4 ways you can help nonverbal students show what they know.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 features of iDevice apps to enhance communication in your classroom.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction & overview of AT/AAC|
|10-45 Minutes||Low tech to high tech tools adapted for curricula including iDevices|
|45-55 Minutes||Successful Interactions|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Joni Nygard, MS, CCC-SLP
Joni Nygard, MS, CCC-SLP, has specialized in augmentative alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) throughout her 30-year career, serving as an SLP in public schools (birth to 21); managing an AAC clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Trace Research and Development Center; and most recently developing AAC products and training materials at Attainment Company. Joni authored Early Literacy Communication Overlays, a companion book for Early Literacy Skills Builder and co-authored TactileTalk Guidebook as well as articles in Closing The Gap publications. She also co-authored the What’s Cool About Music app. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences on AAC/AT-related topics with an emphasis on literacy and communication for all students. Her passion is advocating for individuals with complex communication needs of all ages in school, medical, and community settings. Currently, Joni is Director of Speech & Language Product Development and Director of the Aging Resources Division for Attainment Company, Verona, Wisconsin.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, which provided in-kind support.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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