The Communication Matrix

How it is Used to Assess and Support Children with Multiple Disabilities who are Non-Verbal

Presenter: Kathee Scoggin

Part 1: (94 minutes)

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Outcomes:

  • Understanding the tool
  • Basic reasons for young children to communicate
  • The seven levels of communication
  • Mistakes we make when assessing children who are nonverbal

Part 2: (91 minutes)

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Outcomes:

  • Using the results to establish appropriate objectives
  • Understanding how the tool demonstrates progress of the child
  • Shaping a child’s action into communication

Part 3: (90 minutes)

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Outcomes:

  • Using child’s likes and dislikes make communication happen more quickly
  • Developing meaningful activities that assist the child in communicating
  • Having nonverbal conversations, not just one way communication
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