2020 HELIX Revisited

27. A Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approach to AAC

Online

Session Dates

Sunday January 31, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online
Sunday February 28, 2021 - 12:01 AM - Online

Closed

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.

Target Audience:

Special Education Teachers; Speech therapists; General Education Teachers; Assistive Technology Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Target Audience

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

Topics Covered: Low Incidence

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 abauerlein@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
ASHA
PSYCH
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit

Presenters:

Gloria Soto

Event Contact:

Registration:

Annette Bauerlein
abauerlein@pattan.net
610-878-7211

Contact:

Kristin Starosta
kstarosta@pattan.net
610-878-7237

Additional Info

Registration for HELIX Revisited closes on February 19, 2021.