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, February 19, 2020
Zoom Meeting ID: https://zoom.us/j/704497167
Zoom Accessibility Options
PAL - PARTICIPATION, ACCESS & LANGUAGE
Children with complex motor and/or sensory needs, who would benefit from AAC, have many challenges. Knowing where to begin and how to progress can be daunting. A 3-step approach to building tools, which teases apart Participation, Access, and Language (PAL) will be discussed. We will discuss the rationale for the PAL approach and demonstrate the process through case studies, exploring how each of the 3 areas of PAL were addressed with each child. Examples will be provided of how the 3 areas, when given time to develop, can come together in a comprehensive, multi-modal AAC system.
Carrie Luse, MSR, OT/L, ATP
Assistive Technology Lab Co-Director
Kim Elliott, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
Assistive Technology Lab Co-director
Adjunct Faculty - Graduate AAC Course
Portland State University
Oregon Technology Access Program
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110
Roseburg, OR 97470