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Typing to Communicate: Developing Frameworks for Support and Learning to be a Facilitator

October 6, 2022October 7, 2022 EDT

Goldstein Student Center, 201ABC

Typing to Communicate is one method used in accessing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) equipment. This two-day workshop provides the opportunity to learn the techniques necessary to be a facilitator within the context of the principles common to all communication support approaches. We will discuss the “why” and “how” of typing to communicate, along with strategies for integration in school and community settings.

  • Day 1 of the training introduces fundamentals of communication support, including presuming competence, the connection to movement, understanding communication as a dynamic process, finding opportunities for communication and engagement, and the key elements of support.
  • Day 2 focuses on the skills necessary to become a facilitator and/or improve your facilitation. These skills include getting started, providing physical support, providing feedback, working toward greater independence, and documenting communication skills and progress.

This is a learn-by-doing workshop packed with role-playing and simulations. Participants work with communication trainers from the ICI as well as established augmentative communication users in building facilitator skills. It is not necessary to be working with an established AAC user or potential candidate to attend this workshop.

ICI staff will work with participants to establish a plan for continued support after training.

Fee: $125 per person (Group rate for three or more people on request). Details on submitting payment are on the registration form.

This workshop is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on both October 6 and 7.

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This event was first published on July 1, 2022 and last updated on July 12, 2022.

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