Across all learning environments, our students have individualized ways they communicate and access their curriculum. We know that working on communication in a silo doesn’t translate well to any classroom setting, and addressing motor skills in isolation doesn’t magically translate to accessing the curriculum. We also know that these areas are not linear. We aren’t asking students to master communication or motor skills before they are expected to demonstrate learning in the classroom. Let’s help students learn to communicate and learn to access the curriculum in “real-time,” within their classroom setting, with their peers, and in their complex bodies. This is when and where genuine, authentic, meaningful learning takes place. This type of learning is synergetic and requires the expertise of each professional simultaneously. What if we told you we could help you map this out? We can help you streamline your AT and AAC toolbox to include all kids in all learning opportunities. Join us to learn how to get creative with the curriculum so that it is student-driven and therefore highly motivating, all while meeting your goals.
Learning Objectives, participants will:
1. Understand the importance of expanding the curriculum to include student-directed activities to increase motivation and parent buy-in
2. Incorporate strategies to increase social interaction, community, connection, and belonging between students
3. Examine opportunities to integrate communication, literacy, and motor skills to shape learning across all environments.
Presenters: Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC, Melanie Thompson, MS, OTR/L
Guest presenter and author, Dr. Therese Willkomm will join us virtually for a one hour session. See our website for a detailed description.