The Communication Course is focused on preparing educators to teach students with disabilities the communication skills they need to be successful in the general education classroom. First, participants will review the importance and components of communication. Next, participants will review how to assess communication skills and ways to look for opportunities for communication skill instruction and practice. Then, participants will explore ways that both adults and peers can support communication. Finally, participants will understand how to collaborate with the student’s Speech Language Pathologist to best increase communication skills for the individual.
The mini-lessons that are referenced in this course include: Collaboration, Ecological Inventory, Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention, Prompting, Reinforcement, Scripting, and Task Analysis. It’s recommended that you view these lessons before starting each course. You can access all of the mini-lessons by clicking below.