ECHO Voices Archives 2020-21

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.

ECHO Voices sessions will be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Pacific. Advance registration is not required. All sessions will be recorded and archived on this newsletter, for future viewing.

Each session begins with a 30 minute topic presentation plus Q&A time, followed by a case study/didactic of an unidentified student. Contact us if you would like to present a case.

AAC in Emergency Planning

Julia Beems, MA, Senior Instructor

Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering

Department of Bioengineering. College of Engineering, Design and Computing

University of Colorado Denver

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Click to access recording of AAC in Emergency Planning (recorded 10.7.20)

Click for Comprehension Quiz for "AAC in Emergency Planning"

Strategies for Supporting AAC at a Distance

Transition Planning for People who Use AAC

Dr. David B. McNaughton

Professor, Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Penn State University

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Click to access Transition Planning for People who Use AAC (recorded April 21, 2021)

Oregon Technology Access Program

1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110

Roseburg, OR 97470