Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Laying the Foundation for Communication Exchange: Part 1 - How to Start


The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) will present a two-part webinar on communication development for families and professionals, providing a rationale for the argument that all learners communicate—not that they can learn to communicate, but that they already do. The presenter will discuss the importance of meeting a child where he or she is and consistently responding to behavior in a predictable way. Part 2 of this series will be held on March 21.

The webinar is free and registration is not required.


Susan M. Bashinski, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator at Missouri Western State University

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain one way in which 3 or 4 of the key “Communication Reminders” discussed in the webinar can be part of one’s own daily life practice.
  • Describe elements of a routine that can make a critical contribution to a child’s ability to feel sufficiently safe and secure to reach out to those around her in a communicative manner.
  • Contrast the differences between (a) nonsymbolic and symbolic and (b) non-intentional and intentional communication.


Event Date: 

Feb 28, 2018



Posted by Amy Crumrine

Previous comments for Laying the Foundation for Communication Exchange: Part 1 - How to Start

Charlotte Cushman commented on January 3, 2018

Hi Amy,

Here's the registration information:

Amy Crumrine commented on January 3, 2018


I'd like to be part of the webinair on Feb. 28th-what time will this take place and how do I get in it?