This seminar aims to give participants an understanding that all children, even those with the most significant disabilities are communicating with us each day. Participants will learn about the impact of communication challenges on the learning and lives of severe disabilities. They will learn about the forms, functions, content and context of communication and the strategies for creating communication rich environments that are founded in meaningful conversation that build relationships and become the foundation for all learning. We will also discuss challenging behaviors as communication. Participants will learn strategies to be a more competent communication partner with learners who have multiple disabilities. Participants will be exposed to a myriad of strategies that will foster ways to help students reach their potential despite their challenges in language development. All topics will be addressed through a combination of lecture, discussion, video analysis and other learning activities.
- Impact of Severe Disabilities on learning
- Communication of children with severe disabilities
- Functions of Communication
- Forms of Communication
- Types of Communication
- Levels of Communication
- Strategies to expand the communication of children with severe disabilities and their understanding of the world through:
- Choice Making
- Meaningful Routines
- Experiential Stories
- and more…
- Communicative functions of behaviors of learners with multiple disabilities and strategies for positive behavioral supports that promote the development of communication in learners with multiple disabilities.
- Participants will learn about the impact of communication challenges on the learning and concept development of children with multiple disabilities.
- Participants will learn about the forms, functions, types and levels of communication.
- Participants will gain knowledge on key strategies for creating communication rich environments that are founded in meaningful conversation that build relationships with children with multiple disabilities.
- Participants will gain key strategies in integrating communication strategies in meaningful and functional activities for children with multiple disabilities.
- Participants will understand that challenging behaviors is a way of communication for many children with communication challenges.
- Participants will learn strategies to be a more competent communication partner and learn strategies that will foster ways to help students reach their potential despite their challenge with their emotions and behavior.
Who Can Benefit?
- Caregivers or family members of children with severe disabilities
- Educators and health professionals working or will be working with children with severe disabilities
- Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis and course fees must be paid prior to closing date to reserve a place.
- Payment of fees is not a guarantee for the event to be staged as planned. Should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made to all registered participants and no other claims are allowed. The organizer disclaims responsibility should any change in the event occur for any reason.
- Participants to the course are not allowed to split registration for different persons.
- For 1 full day seminar, only one set of meal entitlement per day shall be given to the registered participants. For half day seminar, only coffee and tea will be provided.
- Food served will be “no pork and no lard”.
- No refund of fees for participant cancellations including medical leave but substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences.
- Registration will be taken as confirmed upon receipt of payment or issuance of invoice. Any cancellation will not be allowed. However, substitutions are allowed with written request to organizer at least two working days before the course commences. Please note that registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Payment must be received by due date, before attendance of training.
- All information provided in this form is accurate up to the closing date of normal registration.
Thu, 08 December 2022
2 Morning Sessions
Live Online Training
Ami Tango-Limketkai is an international educational consultant, curriculum consultant, and program coordinator at Perkins International. Ami works with teams in coordinating programs for the Asia Region and Perkins International Academy activities. Ami’s work experiences include leading a 3 year project on Inclusive Education in China and leading a writing team on the National Curriculum for Teachers of Children with Visual Impairment for Cambodia’s Ministry of Education. Currently, she is working on the modification of the Philippine Ministry of Education’s national assessment tools for children to accommodate children with sensory loss in partnership with local organizations in the country. She also provides trainings and lectures to teachers, parents, school leaders, and health workers on the education of children with multiple disabilities and sensory loss.
Ami has built her experience as a teacher of students with multiple disabilities since 1999. Her educational background includes an M.Ed. in Special Education serving children with Severe Disabilities from Boston University, USA and an M.Ed. serving children with Visual Impairment from the University of Massachusetts, USA. Ami is committed to ensure that every marginalized child is given opportunities to reach their fullest potential and to be recognized as valuable members of their family and community.