Communication Matrix Goal Writing & Online Implementation Supports

Kelly Fonner
 
Once a Communication Matrix Assessment is completed, the team at Design to Learn has developed a guide for developing IEP goals and objectives that relate to the skills that are shown to be emerging and yet to be developed. This session will introduce two tools, the IEP Development Guide (free) and the Custom Report (optional and available for $6). We will explore examples of these tools in use, and we will review the built-in supports through the Online Community of Practice where Communication Matrix users can ask and answer questions about utilizing your child/student’s Matrix results to target communication strategies and tools in practical ways. This session is appropriate for all who wish to further explore the many supports available on the Communication Matrix Community. (It will be beneficial to participants to trial the process of completing a Communication Matrix assessment prior to this session at www.communicationmatrix.org.)
 
Credits: Act 48, ACVREP, ASHA, Psych
Audience: Special Education Teachers; Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind; Speech Therapists; Assistive Technology Specialists; Parents, Guardians, Family Members; Paraprofessionals

Speaker Bio: Kelly Fonner, MS is a self-employed consultant and trainer in assistive and educational technology. She has a BS in Special Education from Millersville University & an MS in Educational Technology with emphasis in Rehabilitation/Special Education Technology from The Johns Hopkins University. Her continuing education & research is in the area of Adult Education & Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She holds an Assistive Technology Applications Certificate of Learning from California State University - Northridge. Kelly has been a teacher, para-educator, instructional media specialist, assistive technology specialist in early education, school, and university settings. She has worked for the PA statewide AT project and has been an instructor in university courses.
 
Since 1986 Kelly has presented at schools, conferences, & to families in 48 states and internationally (Australia, Canada, South Africa). She speaks on a wide-range of topics including educational accommodations, augmentative communication, computer access, electronic literacy, study skills, AT assessment & implementation strategies. Each year, she works with approximately 50 school-based teams supporting students’ implementation of AAC & literacy implementation in the classroom. Kelly is also a relative to individuals with CP, Aspergers, and acquired disabilities, which impacts her perspective on the field. She is available to do seminars, webinars, consultations, and workshops. Her website is www.kellyfonner.com.
Kelly Fonner