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Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

Megan Mogan eating kiwi with a student.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.
 
Participants can earn ACVREP, ASHA, AOTA, and CEU credits.
 
 
If you have questions, please contact Perkins.eLearning@Perkins.org
 

 

 

Event Date: 

Jan 23, 2017

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I am a Program Coordinator at the Overbrook School for the Blind

Posted by Marguerite Bradley

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Charlotte Cushman commented on December 13, 2016
Hi Marguerite,
 
Effective January 1, 2015, PDE began accepting official electronic transcripts (eTranscripts) from out-of-state institutions of higher education for the purpose of documenting completion of Act 48 continuing professional education requirements. The graduate level seat for AAC should meet this requirement; however, Perkins eLearning cannot guarantee acceptance on a state or district’s behalf. Please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education (See http://www.education.pa.gov/) or Fitchburg State University’s registrar’s office regarding registering graduate credits earned through Perkins eLearning. 
 
To contact Fitchburg State University, Office of the Registrar, use one of the methods below.
Phone: (978) 665-4196
 
Office of the Registrar
Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
 
Be sure to let them know you completed an online professional development course through Perkins School for the Blind.
Marguerite Bradley commented on December 13, 2016

Will I be able to receive Act 48 Teaching Hours for this course?