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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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Thursday, December 3 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Modeling Augmentative Communication to Replace Challenging Behaviors FILLING

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Four case studies involving two elementary students and two adults with communication disabilities are presented. The established practices of Functional Communication Training (FCT) and modeling were used to teach them to use an iPad to communicate their needs and improve their engagement. Innovative methods using video to assess the function of problem behaviors for the students are presented. This presentation offers effective and efficient procedures that can be used by multi-disciplinary teams to improve the communication of individuals with communicative needs. OBJECTIVES: 1. Describe efficient procedures for identifying the function of problem behaviors 2. Identify procedures for modeling the use of AAC to improve communication and reduce problem behaviors in individuals with communicative disabilities. 3. Identify procedures for modeling the use of AAC to improve core vocabulary in individuals with communicative disabilities. IMPORTANCE: TRANSLATING TOPIC INTO IMPROVED OUTCOMES:

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avatar for Samuel Sennott

Samuel Sennott

Assistant Professor, Universal Design Lab/ Portland State University
Samuel Sennott, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Portland State University (PSU). Dr. Sennott is the founder of the new Universal Design Lab at PSU, which is focused on innovative research, teaching, and community service. In summary, his research work focuses on serving individuals with disabilities through using Universal Design for Learning and assistive technologies. Dr. Sennott’s background includes a Master’s... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am
Salon H 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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