We are pleased to announce that Carol Goossens', PhD, SLP will be venturing to the Pacific Northwest as our speaker for the 2017 NWACS Annual Fall Conference! Dr. Goossens’ is a certified speech-language pathologist currently working as an AAC consultant. She is known both nationally and internationally for her ability to provide ‘trench-proven’ strategies for implementing AAC within a classroom setting.
This session targets clinical strategies for using scripted and unscripted activities to address communication goals within a group format in a variety of classroom settings and highlights many classroom-based strategies that have been successfully used with a broad spectrum of students (developmental delay, autism, cerebral palsy, visually impaired, hearing impaired and typically developing), being served in a wide range of classrooms (Regular Ed, Special Ed, Blended, ABA classrooms). Considerable attention will be given to group intervention, as well as to merging the SLP’s communication goals with the Teacher’s academic goals and developing school-wide systems that nurture collaboration between teachers, parents and therapists. Both low tech and high tech options will be addressed using numerous classroom videos that highlight the strategies discussed.