Keynote - Good Communication: AAC for Connection, Choice, and Control

8:45 am – 10:00 am

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Good CommunicationAAC for Connection, Choice, & Control

Speaker: Erin Sheldon

Session Description:
Communication is one of the trickiest skills to teach. We learn communication by doing it: expressing our wants and needs, our stories and personalities, our questions and our answers. To teach it, we need to think of ourselves as communication partners more than educators. This session will explore how we can foster the authentic communication that helps our students be known as unique individuals, connect with others, and maximize choice and control over their own lives.

Speaker Bio:
Erin Sheldon, M.Ed.,
is the CEO of InclusionOntario, a parent association for school inclusion, and a language development specialist for AssistiveWare. She is the author of multiple book chapters and articles exploring AAC, inclusive education, and emergent literacy for students with complex needs.