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Inclusive Classroom: A multi-professional approach

Session 
4.6a
ST
  • Euan Robertson (Dynavox Mayer-Johnson)
  • Kerry Vacara (Dynavox Mayer-Johnson)
Summary

We will demonstrate two ways to integrate light- and high-tech communication strategies into an inclusive learning environment, and the effectivenes of multi-professional working in an inclusive classroom.

Method/Activities/Techniques

This session will provide an overview of ways to begin integrating the use of high- and light-tech AAC into classroom and community activities. We will highlight best practice strategies and the associated research as well as practical video examples to demonstrate success. A multi professional approach to success will underpin all aspects of the session. It will signpost goal planning ideas and implementation strategies.

Results/Findings

When a multi professional approach is adopted, the results are plain for all to see. By highlighting four key indicators and relating them to relevant research and practice, we will show examples of good and successful practice.

Conclusions

The responsibility for enhancing communication for all learners in a clasroom should not rest solely with the class teacher. A multi professional approach to maximising communication potential is not only reflected through the research but can be demonstrated practically by implementing the strategies and tools discussed above.

Level of Session 
2
Age Group 
Child
Adolescent
Interest 
9