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Enhancing Communication in Early Childhood: Empowering Professionals and Parents
This training will help you understand visual supports and become a better communication partner for those who use any sort of communication tool, or AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). AAC can be as simple as using photographs or visual routines to provide a visual of what you are saying, or as complicated as a dedicated device or AAC app.
Debbie will review some of the most common myths that currently exist around the use of AAC; overview the “Model as a Master Pal” program created by Tabi Jones-Wohleber; and provide practical resources you can use in your day-to-day practice!
About the presenter: Debbie Drennan, MSW
Debbie is an Independent Assistive Technology Consultant, and an Inclusion Facilitator for children ages 0-5-years. She has over 20 years of experience in the field. She is an AT Specialist, having received her Assistive Technology Certificate from Cal State University of Northridge in 2000. She specializes in finding AT solutions for kids with disabilities 0-5 years, people with orthopedic impairments, individuals with attention and executive functioning concerns, and adults with developmental disabilities. She recently completed her training to become an Inclusion Facilitator this past Spring through Beginning Together.
This Zoom webinar series is offered for FIRST 5 Partners and other local professionals such as Early interventionists, Social Workers, Home Visitors, Childcare and Preschool providers, Family Resource Center staff, Therapeutic Service Providers, and Parents too! This webinar will be presented in English.
Free virtual training
Funded by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County