Creating Nonconventional Signal Dictionaries for Learners Who Communicate Primarily without the Use of Symbols

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National,
Statewide,
Middle,
Northeast,
Southeast,
West,
East
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Accessible Programs,
Deaf-Blind Programs,
Education,
Parent Programs,
Professional Development,
Webinars

SE DeafBlind Webinar SeriesTuesdays and Thursdays(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Many educational teams struggle with how to begin communication programming for a learner who communicates in idiosyncratic, nonconventional ways—that is, primarily without the use of symbols. Through the development and implementation of a nonsymbolic expressive signal dictionary and an augmented input receptive dictionary for an individual learner, a family and educational team can build a solid foundation for future communication programming. Family and team members will learn how to consistently respond to identified elements of a learner’s communication attempts (i.e., signals and gestures), and provide information to the learner in a consistent manner through gestures and spoken words / manual signs. By implementing these strategies, the team is much more likely to facilitate successful communicative interactions and collectively move the learner’s skills in the direction of symbolic communication.

PRESENTER:  Dr. Susan M. Bashinski, Interim Dean, Graduate School at Missouri Western State UniversityPlease Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QdM9mTgZQ1mM-V6fSR-x1g