Session 3A - Model as a MASTER PAL: Supporting Communication Partners of Those Who Use AAC11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Speaker: Tabi Jones-Wohleber
A MASTER PAL, or “skilled partner” of an individual who uses Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) engages in authentic and meaningful interactions. This session is a brief introduction to Model as a MASTER PAL, a framework and compilation of resources that focus on supporting communication partners of those who use AAC by highlighting behaviors and belief systems that shape quality communicative exchanges and emphasize the importance of being an engaged and respectful communication partner.
Tabi Jones-Wohleber, M.S., CCC-SLP
is an SLP on the AT team for Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland and also works with West Virginia Birth to Three. She supports students with a variety of assistive technology needs, but most of her time and creative energy is devoted to supporting the communication and learning needs of students with complex support needs.