Communication Matrix: Assessment to Practice
This course is presented in collaboration with ACVREP and the Colorado Department of Education.
When assessing the early communication skills of children and youth who are deaf-blind
service providers and families can struggle to find tools outlining what a child can do. The
Communication Matrix is an observational tool and behavioral inventory that pinpoints how a child at the earliest levels of communication uses multiple modes to express themselves, with or without speech or sign language. It also provides a road map to target communication skills preceding formal language expression.
This workshop will provide participants an overview of administering the Communication Matrix, interpreting its results, and having conversations about data in family-friendly language. Participants will consider connections between early communication targets and the general education curriculum while observing a wide range of accessible daily activities and routines supporting early communication development in the context of trust, responsiveness, and interaction.
Course is graded Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory.
Level of Study
Adams 12 Conference Center, Thornton, CO + Follow-up Assignment
Workshop dates: June 27-28, 2023 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Follow-up assignment due: July 30, 2023
Add/Register by: July 14
Drop by: July 21
Withdraw by: July 27
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