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.
Tuesday, April 25 • 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Balancing the AAC See-Saw: Core, Conversation and Generative Language

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Students who have the most difficulty using oral speech and language for typical communication are considered to have complex communication needs. There is a reason the word, complex, was chosen and anyone who is supporting the language and communication learning of students understands this. Even the most "simple" communication is really quite complex and we are challenged every day to take apart and put back together the pieces in order to help students learn and grow in this area. This session will look at the pieces of communication and how we can work to balance a complex system of learning and language for the student with complex communication needs. We will take time for discussion to address specific challenges.

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Cindy Cavanagh

Assistive Technology Team, Mississippi Bend AEA
Cindy Cavanagh is a member of the Assistive Technology Team at Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency in eastern Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa and holds a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA CCC and Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) credentials through... Read More →

Tuesday April 25, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
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