ECHO Voices

Professional Development to Support Communication


To provide equitable access to best-practice knowledge through professional development, forums of collaboration and a supported learning community to those who support Oregon learners with complex communication needs. The sessions are designed to increase the capacity of educators, therapists and families for effective Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems selection and strategies for integration into learner goals.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. PST


Tabi Jones-Wohleber, MS, CCC-SLP

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A MASTER PAL, or “skilled partner” of an individual who uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) engages in authentic and meaningful interactions. By empowering communication, engaging learners, and responsively shaping interactions, communication partners have a significant influence on the development of skills and quality of interactions of those who use AAC. This session is a brief introduction to Model as a MASTER PAL, a framework and compilation of resources that focus on supporting communication partners of those who use AAC by highlighting behaviors and belief systems that shape quality communicative exchanges and emphasize the importance of being an engaged and respectful communication partner.

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