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Grant Wood Area Education Agency and the University of Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education & Research Presents:
The 2017 “Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference” will provide an opportunity to see first-hand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, and services for school-age students with disabilities. This AT conference will serve as a unique opportunity for professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current status and assistive technology tools available for consideration.
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Tuesday, April 25 • 12:40pm - 2:00pm
SMART (Communication) Partner Strategies & Outcomes

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The intent of this session is to provide the opportunity for communication partners, who interact regularly with learners with complex communication needs, to increase their awareness and use of appropriate partner strategies/skills needed to create an optimal communication environment.
Research-based communication partner strategies and techniques will be introduced, practiced, and discussed throughout this session to support expansion and growth of communication skills for those reliant on augmented and alternate forms of communication. Special education teachers who currently implement SMART Communication Partner strategies in their classroom will share successes and challenges in the classroom setting.

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avatar for Jess Krob

Jess Krob

Speech Language Pathologist, Grant Wood AEA
Jess is a certified speech language pathologist at Grant Wood AEA. She currently serves the Clear Creek Amana school district in the Southwest Region. Jess also supports Grant Wood AEAs new SLPs as an Induction Coach through the Mentor Program at the Agency. She is a University... Read More →
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Maggie Slaymaker

Speech-Language Pathologist, Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Maggie Slaymaker is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with Grant Wood Area Education Agency. She currently works primarily with students K-8, supporting the areas of articulation, phonology, language, fluency, and complex communication needs/AAC. She participates in a lear... Read More →


Tuesday April 25, 2017 12:40pm - 2:00pm
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