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Connectedness: Up close and personal!

Session 
1.5
Personal Experience
  • Beth Moulam
  • Emma Green
Summary

To define our view of connectedness.  To discuss the importance of connectedness at home, school, socially and in the wider community and why the lessons learned for typically developing young adults are just as crucial for those with communication impairments but need creative solutions to achieve.

Results/Findings

These are the experiences of Beth and Emma in making and maintaining meaningful connections with others in a wide range of situations; from the expectations at school through to the success in sport and social situations.

Conclusions

Both Beth and Emma are excellent functional communicators using a wide range of aided and unaided, low- and high-tech communication strategies in varied and challenging situations. They hope their experience and practical strategies for developing connectedness will provide you with ideas and suggestions that might help those you work with.

Level of Session 
1
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
9