ECT (Environmental Communication Teaching) Strategies for Implementation
Description: ECT is a researched-based classroom intervention strategy for teams who serve students who struggle with expressive communication. It is appropriate for special and regular education settings as well as in preschool settings. It is appropriate for identified students who have high-tech and low-tech communication systems but who have not begun to implement them in school settings. It is not an AAC assessment training. This is not a pull-out therapy model. It is an implementation planning strategy for symbolic communicators.
Part 1 will be a training on the basics of ECT and the common solutions to classroom communication that it can provide. Participants will go through the process of identifying “ECT” students and looking at classroom activities and the type of communication opportunity it provides to the nonspeaking student. Examples through information and video will be used to develop an understanding of communicative requirements of educational, vocational, and community activities.
Presenter: Kelly Fonner
Part II is on December 18th. Register for either at AbleNet.