Alessandra Barragato

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iphone, smartphone, appsAAC in the School Setting- What Is It and How Do We Use It?

Augmentative and Alternative Communication, or AAC, is a term that’s used to describe various methods of communication that can help people who are unable to use verbal speech to communicate. AAC methods vary and must be personalized to meet each individual’s needs. AAC gives our students with communication difficulties a voice, allowing them to be active participants within all environments. In this course, common AAC devices and applications will be discussed, including TOUCHChat, Proloquo2Go, NOVAChat and LAMP Words for Life. Participants will develop an understanding of Core and Fringe vocabulary. In addition, Partner Augmented Input (PAI) will outlined. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have an understanding by which to utilize their students’ AAC devices into daily classroom and therapeutic practices.

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only

$220.00$270.00
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children, win, successAdaptive Strategies for Learning: Tips for the Educator to Effectively Meet The Needs of All Students

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Course Description: Educators must be resourceful when teaching students; providing just the right amount of support to encourage learning without creating dependence. This course will explore and define instructional strategies, supports, cues and prompting. Scaffolding skills and differentiated instruction will be discussed. At the conclusion of this course, participants will have an understanding of instructional prompts and techniques to use within the classroom to maximize their students’ learning.

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only

$220.00$270.00
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boys, children, readingCommunicative Strategies for Students with Autism and Social Disorders

Autism affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. As educators, we are confronted with the challenges of educating students with Autism and social disorders, while managing behaviors within the classroom. This course will explore communicative strategies useful for focusing, learning material, managing behaviors and socializing with peers. Alternative and augmentative means of communication will be discussed. At the conclusion of this class, participants will gain useful tools to maximize communication for all students within the classroom and therapy environments. A must for all Educators!

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only

$220.00$270.00
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speech icon, voice, talkingSPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN THE SCHOOL SETTING PART 1: SPEECH DISORDERS

An increasing amount of students are diagnosed with speech and language disorders. These disorders can affect a student’s ability to learn and socialize within the school setting. In this course you will learn the terms articulation disorder, fluency, apraxia, voice disorder, and selective mutism and how these disorders present in the classroom. You will learn strategies to use when working with speech impaired students. In addition, you will have an understanding of the impact these disorders have on the social and emotional well-being of our students. This class is part 1 of 2 classes. Both classes can be taken independently of each other. Recommended for ALL Educators!

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only

$220.00$270.00
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speech icon, voice, talkingSPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN THE SCHOOL SETTING PART 2: LANGUAGE DISORDERS

Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication. Between 6 and 8 million people in the United States have language impairments. Language impairment in a student directly affects his academic performance and ability to socialize with peers. In this course, receptive language impairment, expressive language impairment, auditory processing disorder, and aphasia will be defined and discussed. Classroom strategies will be reviewed. In addition, the emotional effects of language impairment on school-age children will be analyzed. This class is the second class in the series. Part 1 is not a prerequisite for part 2. Both classes can be taken independently of each other. Recommended for ALL Educators!

ON-LINE (3 credits/45 hours) in-service only

$220.00$270.00
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