The TAALC Communication Project will host three Core Vocabulary trainings this year. These free trainings are designed for anyone who works with students with complex communication needs. Please share this information with Special Educators, Speech Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Paraprofessionals, General Educators, and anyone else who may wish to attend. Teams are encouraged to attend.
Each webinar will focus on a specific communication topic that builds one upon the other for continuous communication programming and implementation. Webinars will be held on a Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 pm–5:00 pm ET.
C-SETT: Communication, Student Environment, Task Tool
This 2-hour webinar training focuses the team on identifying communication forms and intentions to develop a communication dictionary; documenting student preferences, Impacting Factors (hearing, vision, motor, health); communication environment, tasks, and tools that might be useful in those contexts. This webinar also provides a brief introduction to all forms of AAC across the technology range. Teams will develop an implementation plan based on the student needs.
Teach and Track Communication
This 2-hour webinar focuses the team on strategies for teaching communication and AAC use, as well as identifying communication outcomes and strategies for documenting communication progress. Teams will practice strategies and identify data collection and management opportunities.
Core Vocabulary & Curriculum
This 2-hour webinar focuses on curriculum strategies for using Core Vocabulary such as Core Word of the Week, Using Core words with books, constructing sentences with core words, using core words in academic activities. Teams develop plans for implementing Core Vocabulary curriculum strategies.
The Power of Peers
This 2-hour webinar introduces peers as important communication partners for AAC Users. Peers are an important predictor of AAC success and are highly motivating communication partners. This session also provides strategies for successful facilitation of peer support arrangements and peer support networks by paraprofessionals.