Tools & Apps to Implement a Visual Language Teaching Model

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autismThis edWeb.net webinar for the Teaching Students with Autism community was presented by Dr. Howard Shane, Ph.D., CCC-SLP from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, and Kara Smith, MS, CCC-SLP from Monarch Center for Autism.  Attendees of this webinar learned about the Visual Immersion Program by exploring its core beliefs: the 7 functions of communication, foundational tools, emerging familiarity, and emergent understanding. Participants learned about assistive technology tools, including low-tech versus high-tech, foundational apps/devices, emerging familiarity apps/devices, and emergent understanding apps/devices. The presenters explored real classroom examples that demonstrate the effectiveness of a visual language teaching model.

View this webinar to learn about:

  • the seven functions of communication;
  • the different levels of visual language;
  • assistive technology tools for teaching language with visual scene displays;
  • assistive technology tools for teaching language with mixed scene displays;
  • assistive technology tools for teaching language with grid displays.

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Teaching Students with Autism is a professional learning community (PLC) that offers free webinars and online discussions to help educators learn strategies and discover new ideas and resources to support the needs of students with autism, particularly advances in technology that can lead to significant breakthroughs in communication and learning. This is a collaborative community where educators can share information to help support the needs of students with autism.  This program is sponsored by VizZle and STAR Autism Support.

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