Inclusive Education Cafe

New Professional Learning Session Now Available!

Including Students with Complex Communication Needs

Students with complex communication needs cannot meet their daily communication needs using speech alone, and therefore may use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).  AAC refers to the tools that an individual uses to solve everyday communication strategies, and can include key word sign and gesture, communication books and speech generating devices.

In this session, participants will be provided with an overview of AAC, and the importance of providing students with a robust language system.  Key principles of implementing AAC will be discussed, with a focus on aided language stimulation (modelling).  Participants will also be provided with practical strategies for supporting students who use AAC in an inclusive classroom, including the importance of peer training, developing communication supports for accessing the curriculum and setting up the classroom environment for communication success.

Register below or find out more via the Eventbrite page here.

Published by School Inclusion - From Theory to Practice

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