Date: April 02, 2011
Time: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/MRL Building
Pati King-DeBaun, M.S., CCC-SLP
For speech-language pathologists, special educators, other professionals in related fields, students, parents, and family members. * May attend workshop without attending Friday’s presentation. This workshop will be offered for .6 ASHA CEU’s (intermediate level; professional area).
Early Bird Registration (by March 1): $175 professionals ($200 after March 1), $50 students/parents. $125 Group Rate for 2 or more persons from the same agency or organization who register at the same time.
Registration has been extended until March 28. There will be no on-site registration. Cancellations prior to March 15 will receive a full refund. After March 15, amount of refund will reflect a $50.00 administration and processing fee. You may also transfer your registration to another person.
Pati King-DeBaun describes herself as a “speech-language pathologist by training, an occupational therapist at heart, and a special education teacher by necessity.” She is known for her hands-on and practical work with children and the use of case and video samples in her instruction. Pati speaks and consults internationally on the topics of interactive communication, augmentative communication, and early literacy for children with disabilities. She has developed a wide range of innovative literacy and communication materials for children with disabilities. Pati believes that all children, regardless of ability, can learn, communicate and participate successfully in literacy-based activities.
This workshop will focus on individuals with complex communication needs who have a range of cognitive abilities. The focus of this workshop will be on how to make appropriate curriculum adaptations and how to implement and use the strategies in an integrated situation using research-based strategies. This workshop will include strategies for and case examples of building:
Also included will be teaching students to become readers and opportunities for literacy instruction, building comprehension skills, and addressing written communication.
Strategies will be appropriate for typical teachers, special educators, support staff, and speech-language pathologists.
This presentation is only one of two events on this topic. The panel presentation, Perspectives on AAC: A Parents' Panel, will be held on April 1. You can register for both of these events here.