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Creating Nonconventional Signal Dictionaries for Learners Who Communicate Primarily without the Use of Symbols

May 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

(May 18, 2021 – Tuesday)

Many educational teams struggle with how to begin communication programming for a learner who communicates in idiosyncratic, nonconventional ways—that is, primarily without the use of symbols. Through the development and implementation of a nonsymbolic expressive signal dictionary and an augmented input receptive dictionary for an individual learner, a family and educational team can build a solid foundation for future communication programming. Family and team members will learn how to consistently respond to identified elements of a learner’s communication attempts (i.e., signals and gestures), and provide information to the learner in a consistent manner through gestures and spoken words / manual signs. By implementing these strategies, the team is much more likely to facilitate successful communicative interactions and collectively move the learner’s skills in the direction of symbolic communication.

Presenter: Dr. Susan M. Bashinski, Interim Dean, Graduate School at Missouri Western State University

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Date:
May 18
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Website:
https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QdM9mTgZQ1mM-V6fSR-x1g

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Online

Organizer

HealthBridges
Phone:
412-488-4040 Ext. 4207
Website:
https://healthbridges.info