Consider Communication is promoting better communication for people who do not talk.
Consider Communication is a special project for those of us who support people with complex communication needs. We will share information and insights.
Consider Communication has several parts.
- This April, we will hold 5 one-day learning sessions with direct support staff, families therapists and others in Pennsylvania. Speech-language pathologists with a passion for people with complex communication needs will lead these learning opportunities.
- Everyone that joined the day-long session, can meet in smaller groups to discuss individual needs. We will meet in a video chat room. We will create a vision, ideas and plan for particular people we support.
- In the coming days, important concepts will be posted on this website. Each concept will be in a module. These modules include:
- Basics of communication,
- Describing how does someone can communicate now,
- Encouraging someone to communicate more,
- Expanding the ways someone can communicate,
- Resources and different options available to you and others.
Each person who completes the face-to-face session and the video talk will receive a Certificate of Completion.
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This project is made possible through a collaboration of Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs and the Institute on Disabilities @ Temple University.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Kim Singleton, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathryn Helland, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathy Beatty, MS, CCC-SLP