2015 TASH Conference has ended
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.

We encourage you to explore this website, connect with other attendees, and build your personalized schedule. You can also download the mobile app version of the website by visiting the App Store and Google Play and searching for "TASH 2015". 

Return to TASH website
Back To Schedule
Thursday, December 3 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
The Communication Classroom LIMITED

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Limited Capacity seats available

In forty years of progressive leadership, TASH has acted as a voice for those individuals who initially had none. Their participation in the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities established a Communication Bill of Rights in 2002. This foundation has facilitated education that encourages and supports communication skills. This proposed session discusses a Communication Classroom developed through a collaborative effort between a speech pathologist and special education teacher. An environment was established with the emphasis on communication through the use of specialized strategies, augmentative communication, family partnership, and community-based instruction. . OBJECTIVES: 1. Participants will be able to name at least 5 ways to set up the classroom environment to encourage communication. 2. Participants will identify ways that communication skills can be practiced/generalized in community based instruction. 3. Participants will discuss ways to encourage the use of the communication strategies in a family partnership. 4. Participants will be able to identify teaching strategies that encourage communication. 5. Participants will identify highly motivating strategies to encourage the use of augmentative communication.


Juanita Kasper

Associate Professor, Edinboro University of PA

Thursday December 3, 2015 3:20pm - 4:10pm PST
Medford 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (0)