December 3, 2021 - 9:00 am
WEBINAR – Every Move Counts (Session 1 of 4)
*This is a CLOSED training for THERAPY 2000 / GAT therapists only
Audience: OT, PT, ST
CEU Hours: 3 Hours approved by TSHA, TOTA, TPTA
Time: 9:00am – 12:15pm
Note: This is Session 1 of 4. Sessions 2, 3 and 4 will take place in 2022, specific dates TBD. It is highly recommended that you plan to attend all 4 sessions. In order to attend a particular session, you must have attended all sessions prior (for example, you may not attend Sessions 3 and 4, unless you have also completed Sessions 1 and 2).
Facilitator: Jane Korsten, MA (https://www.everymovecounts.net/)
This 3-hour training is the first session of four (12 total hours), presenting non-traditional assessment and intervention strategies appropriate for the development of communication and identification of appropriate Assistive Technology for individuals having significant sensory/motor differences and complex communication needs and abilities. Information is relevant to the needs of those individuals who are currently unable to communicate their wants and needs spontaneously in their environment, regardless of age or severity of physical and/or perceived cognitive differences. Techniques incorporate current research in the areas of communication, education, sensory integration and vision.
- Distinguish language from communication and understand the prerequisite skills necessary for each.
- Recognize and assess abilities rather than disabilities through a process oriented assessment approach.
- Effectively integrate communication training into daily activities by providing appropriate choice-making opportunities.
- Progress through a hierarchy of alternate and augmentative communication systems in order to identify and provide the system that best meets an individual’s needs and abilities.