2020 HELIX Revisited
27. A Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approach to AAC
Sunday January 31, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
Sunday February 28, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
Speech-language pathologists have identified the provision of services to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds as a professional challenge. We will discuss the principles of culturally and linguistically responsive AAC practice, and will present a number of strategies to address the linguistic and cultural needs of clients from ‘marginalized or ‘minoritized’ communities, including those in plurilingual communities.
Participants will be able to:
- List the principles of culturally and linguistically responsive AAC practice.
- Describe three ways to apply the principles of culturally and linguistically responsive practice to AAC assessment and intervention.
- Identify three specific strategies to scaffold language and communication development for children from diverse backgrounds who have complex communication needs.
Special Education Teachers; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Assistive Technology Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals
Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are blind or visually impaired; Teachers who work with students with hearing loss; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Teachers/other professionals who work with students who have sustained traumatic brain injury; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Supervisors/Administrators; Occupational Therapists and/or Physical Therapists; School Counselors and/or School Psychologists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 610-787-7211, or email@example.com.