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An Innovative Training Project: Enhancing the Capacity of School Personnel in Maine To Promote the Use of Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Disabilities PROCEEDINGS

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CSUN 1998 Conference,

Abstract

This brief paper describes an innovative training project, the Augmentative, Assistive, and Facilitated Communication project, designed to enhance the capacity of school personnel to use alternative communication strategies with children having severe communication impairments. The project has provided training and technical assistance to school personnel, developed and disseminated model materials, and developed communication systems for 10 students selected as the project demonstration participants. Ten interdisciplinary teams from 10 schools in Maine, each supporting a student with a severe communication impairment, were provided a 2-day workshop on augmentative, alternative, and facilitated communication. Following the workshop, participants received monthly on-site and distance technical assistance in implementing the communication system. A state-wide conference of all 10 teams is planned, following which the project will be formally evaluated. (DB)

Citation

Gitlow, L., Gilmer, D., Mintz, B., Kurtz, A. & Bilodeau, C. (1998). An Innovative Training Project: Enhancing the Capacity of School Personnel in Maine To Promote the Use of Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Disabilities. Presented at CSUN 1998 Conference 1998. Retrieved August 22, 2018 from .

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