Now That We Have Our Device, How Do We Use It? (Afternoon Session)
(.3 ASHA CEUs or 3.0 Contact Hours, All Levels)
Teachers and therapists have been engaging with more students with communication devices. While basic usage may be clear, how to use the device to support instruction may be challenging. This presentation will address some strategies for incorporating devices into the classroom and the curriculum.
By the end of the presentation, participants will:
1. Learn how to use AAC/SGDs to access the curriculum across grades/levels.
2. Will gain better understanding of the relationship between curricular goals and real life functional communication.
3. Increase their knowledge of AAC/SGD objectives and usage across grades/levels
Dr. Angela Mezzomo has supported students and adults in their use of AAC/SGD to obtain educational, vocational and social goals. Over the past 30 years, Angela has presented on a wide variety of topics locally, nationally and internationally. She is Co-Director of Public Policy for MSHA. Dawn Trotter has 21 years of school-based experience as both an early childhood special educator and a speech-language pathologist, working across grade levels and academic settings with students and families in the evaluation and implementation of AAC. Ms. Trotter currently serves as co-director of public policy for MSHA. Disclosures: Both Dr. Mezzomo and Ms. Trotter are employed by the Howard County Public School System, and they are Co-Directors of Public Policy on the MSHA Executive Board. Neither presenter has declared any additional relevant financial or non-financial relationships.
Registration 8:00 to 8:30 AM
Morning Session - Nancy Inman 8:30 to 10:00 AM
Break 10:00 to 10:15 AM
Morning Session - Nancy Inman 10:15 to 11:45 AM
Lunch Break - On Your Own or Brown Bag 11:45 AM to 1 PM
Afternoon Session - Angela Mezzomo and Dawn Trotter 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Break 2:30 to 2:45 PM
Afternoon Session - Angela Mezzomo and Dawn Trotter - 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM