Blogger Megan Mogan will teach a 5-week online course called Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities. This course will offer practical Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies for educators who work with early communicators with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Discussions, lecture, videos, simulation activities, readings, and case studies will facilitate the participant’s application of integrating AAC devices into a student’s existing communication system.
The unique needs of a VI learner who is an early communicator will be considered in the context of classroom-based AAC interventions to increase engagement, support meaningful communication routines, and build early and age-appropriate literacy skills. Megan is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, who specializes in working with students who are early communicators, including deafblind learners and VI students with multiple disabilities.
The course will run from January 23 - February 26, 2017.
Participants can earn ACVREP, ASHA, AOTA, and CEU credits.