Understanding and Nurturing the Communicative Competence of Learners with Significant Disabilities Webinar Series
August 10-12, 2020
The Montana Deaf-Blind Project, in partnership with the Montana Transition Resources Project, welcomes Philip Schweigert, M.Ed, for a two-part webinar series.
Session 1: Recognizing the Communication Abilities of Learners with Significant Disabilities
August 10th 2020 9:30 AM-11:30 AM MDT
Description: This session will focus on assessing levels of communication for learners at the non-symbolic or early symbolic level of communication. The Communication Matrix (Rowland,C., 2006) will be used to review the assessment process and how to target levels for instruction and programming.
Session 2: Promoting the Communicative Competence of Learners with Significant Disabilities
August 12th 2020 9:30 AM-11:30 AM MDT
Description: This session will present participants with a variety of examples of learners at various presymbolic stages and intervention strategies to further their communicative abilities. It will also discuss the transition from pre-symbolic to emerging symbolic communication and describe interventions designed to promote the learner’s continued progress at this stage of expressive communication development.
If you have questions contact the Deaf-Blind Project at: firstname.lastname@example.org