Date: 9/20/2022 Time: 12:00-1:00 Location: internet Type: Meeting
Are you losing the human connection in the midst of data collection? Join Brenda and Sarah Tuesdays at noon as they talk with inspirational people who create awe and wonder in unique ways. “Wonder inspires the wish to understand; awe inspires the wish to let shine, to acknowledge and to unite.” Ulrich Weger & Johannes Wagemann (sourced from Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown) Participants will hear first hand accounts from people supporting students with complex needs. Assistive Technology, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) and IEP goals are discussed, but human connection is highlighted throughout this engaging series.
Learning Objectives. Participants will:
- Experience multiple perspectives of people who support kids with complex learning needs.
- Reframe assumptions about educating those with complex bodies.
- Gain skills in collaborating within multidisciplinary teams
- 09/20/2022: Autism, Parent Perspective
- 09/27/2022: Mobility Matters, OT/PT Perspective
- 10/04/2022: Wait Time, Game, Changing Strategies for Teacher
- 10/11/2022: Bright Beginnings, AAC Success in Birth to Three
- 10/25/2022: Degenerative Disorders, Parent Perspective
- 11/01/2022: Buy-In, Educational Team Perspectives
- 11/08/2022: Inclusionary Practices, AAC User Perspective
- 11/15/2022: Toxic Assumptions Parent-Perspective
- 11/22/2022: Hear From AAC Users
Brenda Del Monte, MA, SLP-CCC
Brenda Del Monte has been working as a therapist for over 18 years. Brenda received her undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Washington University. She has worked with children and adults with multiple disabilities since 2003. Brenda owns Technically Speaking, PLLC, a company that serves those who use AAC. As an expert in AAC, Brenda contracts with Advanced Therapy Solutions to evaluate, train and treat those with multiple disabilities and complex medical conditions.
Brenda serves as a practice scholar research mentor at Northern Arizona University’s OTD program. Brenda has taught courses for Central Washington University, Arizona State University Speech-Language Pathology SLP Master’s Program and Northern Arizona University Occupational Doctoral students.
Sarah Kinsella, MA CCC-SLP
Sarah Kinsella is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and supporting students with complex communication needs. She holds a Master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and has worked in the public school setting for 11 years. She also served as the district Assistive Technology Specialist for 7 years, working with multidisciplinary teams and families to support students with a variety of Assistive Technology and AAC needs. She is passionate about her field and thankful for the students with whom she works as they help her learn and grow along the way.
Email Sue Wright at the SETC office
The new clock hours link for the winter-spring webinar series has also been posted on the professional development page. One entry is all that is needed for the clock-hour portion of this training.