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Communication Aid Strategies Tools for Success in the Classroom Presented by Carol Goossens Ph.D. Thursday 2nd February 2005 The CastleGate, Newcastle upon Tyne AUDIENCE Teachers, Special Needs Assistants, Speech & Language Therapists and others who work with children who use communication aids i.e. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (A.A.C.). ABOUT THE WORKSHOP • Tried and tested practical strategies for making AAC intervention more successful … and FUN! • Special emphasis on accommodating children operating at different educational levels within a group i.e. ‘differentiated instruction’. • Extensive videotapes to highlight strategies used across o a wide array of learning environments (early intervention, preschool and early school age), o a range of classroom settings o a broad spectrum of children able to benefit from AAC, including children with ASD, cognitive and/or language delays, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities, visual impairments or learning English as a second language. OUTCOMES At the end of the day, you will be able to:  Make exciting AAC materials for simple stories and songs.  Take away practical guidelines and ideas for inspiration and sharing.  Understand and appreciate the benefits of different communication partner roles in a group using AAC (e.g. class room).  Use Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) to integrate symbols into everyday classroom/group activities to promote language development and communication.  Identify the skills needed, by class-room teachers, learning assistants and others, to act as ‘Primary Facilitator’ or ‘Secondary Facilitator’ in Aided Language Stimulation.  Use Aided Language Stimulation with children at different developmental levels  Understand how theory supports the use of Aided Language Stimulation with children functioning below a 2 year level. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Dr. Carol Goossens is a speech/language pathologist and special educator currently in private practice in New York City. In the past 20 years she has worked collaboratively with over 130 classrooms, serving children who are functionally non-speaking. Within the New York City area she has consulted with several agencies serving a broad spectrum of children (The Shield Institute, Herbert G Birch Services, United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, and New York City Schools). Carol is currently working at The Henry Viscardi School serving children with physical disabilities. Carol has co-authored eleven clinical books regarding her work and is known for her ability to provide trench-proven augmentative communication strategies.
What
Conference Course Information Day
When
02 February 2006 16:00 to 23:00
Where
Newcastle upon Tyne
Name
Communicate
Contact Email
lesley.mcnaughton@nap.nhs.uk
Contact Phone
0191 2195640

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