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Monday, November 18 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Effective Communication for All: When the Non-Verbal Student Isn't the Least Effective Communicator on the Team

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The needs of students with multiple disabilities can be difficult to program and communicate.  When teams fail to focus or become too entrenched in business as usual, they lose their effectiveness.  This session examines successful advocacy from the perspective of a parent and from an administrator.  Common mis-steps from both areas are discussed and strategies presented to mitigate miscommunication as teams consider assistive technology, purposeful instructional programming, and meaningful transition.  

Speakers
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Pam Stangeland

Regional Administrator, Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
Beginning as a paraprofessional 27 years ago, I've been a special education teacher, school principal, and AEA administrator. However, my view from the other side of the table, a parent of a child with significant disabilities has given my life's work meaning. I'm passionate about... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am PST
ICN 7B