|Cost:||Free (Participants must register to receive the Zoom link)|
This session will provide an overview of symbolic communication development, and unique considerations for developing multi-modal communication systems (alternative and augmentative communication [AAC]) for learners with visual impairments and complex communication needs. The emphasis will be on considerations for selecting, designing, and implementing student-centered communication systems for a diverse group of learners.
Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in:
- Understanding the development of symbolism and iconicity, and unique considerations for learners with visual impairments and complex communication needs
- Using specialized concrete communication systems to expand receptive and expressive language and communication
- Unique design considerations for tactile and visual learners in the development of concrete communication modalities